City of WhittierThe City of Whittier’s Utility Authority (WUA) has contracted Civiltec for engineering and support services for the College Hill Reservoir to Scalehouse Water Main Replacement Project. The scope of the project is to analyze and design multiple existing water mains near the City of Whittier’s College Hill Reservoir and the Savage Canyon Landfill. Civiltec will perform an analysis to determine the best method of improvement, as well as hydraulic modeling for possible addition of new pipelines that will create hydraulic loops and ultimately eliminate the mains through private properties.

The College Hill Reservoir is located on the outer boundary of the Savage Canyon Landfill. Existing water mains are located through private properties underneath homes and backyards as well as within the landfill installed under refuse in need of replacement/rehabilitation/relocation. The City of Whittier has experienced multiple main breaks and is concerned about slope stability issues between the landfill access road and properties along Canyon Crest Drive, so the WUA requested a feasibility analysis to compare means of pipeline replacement followed by preparation of complete construction plans and specifications based on the preferred alternative.

Amal Sedrak, Civiltec’s new Project Manager, will handle the analyses and lead the design efforts. She will be aided by Omner Meza for design drafting and Atenas Reynaga for manipulation of the City provided water model. Sara Canche will provide assistance with research efforts.

The Civiltec team kicked off the project with the City in the beginning of October 2016 and is looking to finalize the analysis by December 2016. Following acceptance of the analysis by the City, Civiltec will move straight into the design and engineering of the water improvements with final construction plans and specifications to be completed in March/April 2017.