Pico Water DistrictCiviltec was recently contracted by the Pico Water District to design and construct a brand new groundwater well. Located on Rosemead Boulevard in the City of Pico Rivera, the groundwater well project will be implemented with a Design-Bid-Build approach. The overall objective of this project is to drill and equip a new groundwater production well for potable water supply.

The District has one pressure zone in its water system with an operating pressure range of 60 to 74 psi. The new Well will pump directly to the distribution system via a new 12-inch discharge pipeline. The anticipated production rate from the well is approximately 1,000 to 2,500 gallons per minute (gpm) and will generate a drawdown of about 30 feet.

Civiltec will design the new well pump, electrical service gear and motor control center, and chemical feed equipment. The team will also design and construct the wellhead and a two-room block building with a removable roof over the wellhead. One room will house the wellhead, while the other room will hold sodium hypochlorite equipment and tanks meant for disinfection. Lastly, the building will include two hinged side walls that can roll open when access is needed to the wellhead for future maintenance.

The project scope also includes designing the communications system at the well site to integrate the project with the District’s existing supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system.

David Byrum, serving as Principal-in-Charge, will lead the Civiltec team on this project. David Song will be the Project Manager, supported by additional team members as needed, including Amal Sedrak, Greg Ripperger, Sara Canché, Dan Busqué, Charlie Devine, Omner Meza, and Jenny Tsan.

The new groundwater well project kicked off at the end of April 2017. Civiltec anticipates initiating and completing the preliminary and final design tasks within four months.