Representative Projects: Water

Madera

  • water-proUpdate water system planning and design criteria.
  • Develop and calibrate a hydraulic model to EPS in Innovyze’s Infowater and based on the most current GIS data.
  • Allocate water demands based on land use demand factors.
  • Project future demands through the Urban Growth Boundary based on population projections, accounting for water conservation. Alternate projections accounts for a future potential recycled water system.
  • Evaluate the capacity of the water facilities to service existing users.
  • Perform storage analysis and fire flow analysis.
  • Recommend improvements necessary to mitigate existing deficiencies and to service future growth.
  • Recommend improvements that account for reduced well supply capacity on the east side.
  • Develop a Capital Improvement Program with a short-term, intermediate-term and long-term phasing.
  • Perform cost sharing analysis for each recommended project between existing users and future developments.
  • Coordinate this plan with the 2013 recycled water system feasibility study, 2013 sewer system master plan, and 2013 storm drainage system master plan being completed concurrently by Akel Engineering Group.
  • Prepare master plan report

Santa Cruz

  • water-pro2Update water system planning and design criteria.
  • Project future demands through 2030
  • Develop and calibrate a hydraulic model to EPS using Innovyze’s Infowater and based on the most current GIS data.
  • Evaluate the capacity of the water facilities to service existing users.
  • Storage Replacement Phase 1 sensitivity analysis recommended a size that was appropriate for the short-term service, yet provided reasonable emergency storage coverage for its intended service life.
  • Storage Replacement Phase 2 sensitivity analysis recommended a size that was appropriate for the long range needs of the system.
  • Desal Project: Consolidated City’s hydraulic model with the Soquel Creek Water District hydraulic model, and recalibrated both systems.
  • Desal Project: Performed sensitivity analysis to optimize the use of the existing system while conveying various potential sizes for the plant.
  • Desal Project: Evaluated various alignments through the City of Santa Cruz and Soquel Creek Water District and identified the lower cost alternatives
  • Identified impact of adding the new source of water on water age and quality in the existing storage tanks
  • District based on lower cost scenarios of Desal and Desalination Plant analysis