Current Construction Projects

Review information related to current District construction projects below. These projects reflect quarterly construction progress reports.
(Last updated October 2019)

54-Inch Central Intertie Pipeline Improvements Project

This project is a result of the improvement recommendations from various condition assessments of the Central Intertie Pipeline.

Project Location: Mission Viejo
Estimated Completion: December 2019

Bear Brand Reservoir

Work at the Bear Brand No. 2 Reservoir includes structural improvements and re-coating of the interior and exterior of the reservoir.

Project Location: Laguna Niguel
Estimated completion: December 2019

Cabot CIP Flow Control Upgrade

The Cabot CIP Flow Control Valve No. 1 Upgrade project will replace the existing 8-inch flow control valve, pressure reducing and sustaining valve, flow meter, isolation valves, and associated piping with new 12-inch facilities.

Project Location: Laguna Hills
Estimated Completion: December 2019

Electrical System Improvements

The 2017-2018 Electrical System Improvements project was the result of a District-wide electrical system assessment and involves replacing switchboards and upgrading electrical equipment at various pump and lift stations.

Project Location: Various locations
Estimated completion: March 2020

Saddleback Reservoir Rehabilitation

Work at the Saddleback Reservoir includes structural improvements and re-coating of the interior and exterior of the reservoir.

Project Location: Mission Viejo
Estimated completion: December 2019

Valencia Lift Station Rehabilitation

The project includes rehabilitation of the wet well, installation of new pumps, mechanical piping and electrical equipment.

Project Location: Laguna Hills
Estimated completion: December 2019

Valve Replacements

The 2017-18 Valve Replacements Project consists of the replacement of key valves that have been identified by District staff and prioritized as part of the system wide valve replacement program. This project includes the replacement of 54 potable water system valves in 13 locations.

 

Project Location: Various locations
Estimated completion: December 2019

Casa Del Oso Pump Replacement

The Casa Del Oso Pump Station Pump No. 1 Replacement project will replace the existing Pump No. 1 and associated piping and valves.

Project Location: Laguna Hills
Estimated Completion: February 2020

650-Zone Niguel Road Intertie

The project will install approximately 650 feet of 16-inch pipe, valves, and fittings to provide a connection between two portions of the 650-zone within the
potable water distribution system. This project will improve operational efficiency, flexibility, and redundancy within the zone.

Project Location: Laguna Niguel
Estimated Completion: March 2020

Pipeline Replacements at I-5 and Oso Creek Crossings

This project will replace existing potable and recycled pipelines that cross under the I-5 freeway south of Oso Parkway via microtunneling.

Project Location: Mission Viejo
Estimated Completion: June 2020

Reservoir Management Systems

Construction of new reservoir management systems at District facilities will consist of new buildings, metering pumps, reservoir mixing systems, upgraded electrical equipment and more.

Project Location: Various locations
Estimated Completion: June 2020

Administration Facility

Construction of an administration facility within the District’s existing Plant 2A site to improve operational efficiency through the consolidation of District staff and improvement of facilities to support delivery of water, recycled water and wastewater treatment services to its customers.

Project Location: Laguna Hills
Estimated Completion: February 2021

Emergency Generator

The generator at the District’s Plant 2A site is due for replacement and is necessary to ensure back-up power for continuous District operations in the event of a loss of utility power during emergencies or planned outages.

Project Location: Laguna Hills
Estimated Completion: February 2021

Equipment Storage

Increased equipment storage at the District’s Plant 2A site will allow many materials and supplies currently stored outside to be moved into an enclosed facility to protect equipment and materials.

Project Location: Laguna Hills
Estimated Completion: February 2021

Field Maintenance Facility

Construction will consist of a one-story shops building at the District’s Plant 2A site, including all necessary improvements to support the needs and requirements of the District field maintenance crews.

Project Location: Laguna Hills
Estimated Completion: February 2021

Fleet Services Building

The facility at the District’s Plant 2A site will support the fleet services staff that maintains 14 pieces of heavy equipment, 86 fleet vehicles, 41 rolling stock, and 37 stationary generators throughout the District.

Project Location: Laguna Hills
Estimated Completion: February 2021

Fueling Station

The fueling station at the District’s Plant 2A site is being relocated to increase the fuel storage to 20,000 gallons, which will increase the District’s emergency response resiliency.

Project Location: Laguna Hills
Estimated Completion: February 2021

Landscape & Irrigation

Landscaping at the District’s Plant 2A site includes the installation of a demonstration garden to educate the public on California native plants and efficient irrigation techniques.

Project Location: Laguna Hills
Estimated Completion: February 2021

Site Improvements

Site improvements at the District’s Plant 2A site will provide adequate parking for the District’s fleet and employee vehicles, while installation of covered parking will increase the useful life of the District’s large equipment and vehicles and comply with current building code provisions.

Project Location: Laguna Hills
Estimated Completion: February 2021

Site Reconfiguration and Geopiers

Includes the completion of ground improvements at the District’s Plant 2A site to maximize the available space and stabilize the soft, native soils as necessary for new and relocated facilities.

Project Location: Laguna Hills
Estimated Completion: February 2021

Site Utilities

New potable water, recycled water, wastewater, stormwater, natural gas, power and communications infrastructure throughout the District’s Plant 2A site will be updated to comply with current standards.

Project Location: Laguna Hills
Estimated Completion: February 2021

Warehouse Improvements

Will include code-compliance upgrades and allow for additional storage space to support the District’s operations and maintenance functions.

Project Location: Laguna Hills
Estimated Completion: February 2021