Water Main Replacement Project - Ocean View, S. Branciforte, Caledonia, Windsor and Windham
During the summer of 2013, the City of Santa Cruz Water Department contracted with Monterey Peninsula Engineering (MPE) to replace the water main under portions of Ocean View, S. Branciforte, Caledonia, Windsor, and Windham Streets. As part of the Water Department’s ongoing main replacement program, deteriorated and/or deficient mains in the water system were replaced based on such factors as leak history, pipe condition, water quality, and flow improvement. Practically all construction activities were unofficially completed by October 9, 2013 including repairs to the traffic lights in the intersection of Broadway and S. Branciforte. The official Notice of Completion is tentatively scheduled for City Council approval November 12, 2013. For additional information, contact Project Engineer Ryan Ernst at 831/420-5429 or email. Additional project information can be viewed by clicking on the more info link below.
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Recoating and Repair of DeLaveaga Tank No. 1
The City of Santa Cruz Water Department contracted with Farr Synthetic Coatings to repair and recoat the west DeLaveaga water storage tank. Work will include making repairs to the roof, removing both interior and exterior coatings, and recoating the tank. Sandblasting and coating operations will occur within a humidity-controlled containment system that completely envelops the entire tank. While every attempt will be made to keep construction disturbance to a minimum, area residents may experience traffic delays when materials are delivered to the site as well as increased construction noise during the day. The dehumidification system will run continuously once work inside the containment system is underway. Construction is anticipated to begin in late March 2013 and last for approximately 6 months. Additional project information can be viewed by clicking the two links below.
The recoating and repair of Tank No. 1 has been completed, the tank disinfected and initial water quality tests performed. Over the next few weeks the tank will be partially drained and refilled with new water before being placed back into service. Residents may notice an increase of water flows in Arana Creek while the tank is carefully drained.
The contractor will now perform the same repair and recoating work on Tank No. 2, the easterly tank at the site. Work on the exterior coating of Tank No. 2 is currently underway – two coats of primer paint have been applied to the roof and efforts on the shell are ongoing. The easterly tank is expected to be completed in five months.
November 27, 2013 update: Tank No. 1 has been returned to service and is functioning like normal. The primer coat has been applied to the entire shell of Tank No. 2. Welding work on the roof and appurtenances is underway and expected to run into the week of December 9. Following completion of the welding, work will move into the tank interior until the project pauses for the City’s holiday closure from December 21 to January 5. Work will resume on January 6, 2014.
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Bay Street Reservoir Reconstruction Project
In Fall 2007 the City of Santa Cruz Water Department demolished the Bay Street Reservoir originally constructed in 1924, and installed four temporary water tanks inside the former reservoir footprint. This work was Phase I of a multiple year capital improvement project that will eventually result in the construction of two permanent water tanks. Project background, schedule, and contact information last updated on July 17, 2013 can be viewed by clicking on the more info link below.
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Beltz Well No. 12 Project
Construction of the Beltz Well No. 12 water treatment plant (2750 Research Park Dr., Soquel CA) is scheduled to start October 2013 and finish October 2014. The 650-foot deep well has been drilled and is capable of producing 500 GPM. The well will be operated seasonally from May to September, and will enable the City to maintain historic Purisima groundwater production volumes, while redistributing a portion of existing City pumping inland to protect the aquifer from seawater intrusion and add redundancy to the groundwater production system.
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Rehabilitation of University Reservoir No. 2
The City of Santa Cruz Water Department contracted with Crosno Construction to repair and recoat the University Reservoir Number 2. Work will include replacing the roof and interior overflow piping, removing the interior coating, performing minor welding repairs, and repainting both the interior and exterior of the tank. Loud sandblasting operations will occur within the tank. We are making every effort to keep construction impacts to a minimum, but area residents may experience traffic delays when materials are delivered to the site as well as increased construction noise during the day. We will provide traffic controls in the event large deliveries of materials or equipment are delivered to the site. Work is expected to be confined to the tank site boundaries and to not impact the traveled roadway. Regular working hours will be weekdays from 8 AM to 5 PM although fans and a generator will run continuously to control the humidity during the critical process of painting the tank interior. Construction is anticipated to begin in August 2013 and last for approximately 7 months.
November 27, 2013 update: The new roof is installed and major welding work has been completed. Painting crews are preparing the tank exterior for coatings application. Following the exterior painting, workers will move into the tank interior until the project pauses for the City’s holiday closure from December 21 to January 5. Work will resume on January 6, 2014.
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Graham Hill Water Treatment Plant (GHWTP) Upgrades Project
The Graham Hill Water Treatment Plant (GHWTP) is a conventional treatment plant that was commissioned in 1960. The City is planning upgrades at the GHWTP that will allow it to achieve consistent compliance with current and future regulations, along with ensuring a reliable treatment capacity to meet 2030 demand projections. A project overview can be viewed by clicking on the more info link below.
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