The Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District (Upper District) encompasses approximately 144 square miles and encompasses 17 cities, as well as areas of unincorporated Los Angeles County. Upper District services almost one million residents and businesses within the Greater San Gabriel Valley. With increasing climate changes and growing demand to provide sustainable solutions while maintaining high quality water supply, Upper District proposed multiple construction packages in collaboration with City of Industry’s Recycled Water Project to increase water reclamation piping and improve existing reservoirs.
Phase IIB of the City of Industry’s Recycled Water Project comprised of five separate construction packages issued by Upper District, in which Pacifica Services Inc. provided construction management, inspections, scheduling, cost estimating, and compliance services. The combined construction value of these five packages was approximately $12.6 million:
1. City of Industry Recycled Water Project – Phase IIB Package 1A, Zone 730 Recycled Water Line: $4,727,000
2. City of Industry Recycled Water Project – Phase IIB Package 1B, Reservoir Project: $1,886,872
3. City of Industry Recycled Water Project – Phase IIB Package 2: $1,897,640
4. City of Industry Recycled Water Project – Phase IIB Package 3 Pipeline: $2,208,000
5. City of Industry Recycled Water Project – Phase IIB Package 4 Pipeline: $1,947,430
As Construction Manager and Field Inspector, Pacifica Services Inc. was responsible for overseeing the construction of new C-900 PVC recycled water pipeline throughout the City of West Covina and the installation of a 2 million-gallon steel tank at the Suburban Water Systems 509 Plan Site.
Upper District’s projects presented numerous challenges. For example, one of the construction packages had a large segment of the pipeline alignment located on Azusa Avenue, which is one of the busiest streets in Southern California, serving 10,000 vehicles per day. Pacifica Services Inc. collaboratively worked with Upper District in coordinating with various stakeholders involved in the project and assisting in the community outreach efforts. As a result, Pacifica successfully met the schedule requirements of the project, in which approximately 15,000 LF of pipe were successfully installed on major commuter and residential streets.