Olivenhain Water Treatment Plant Expansion & Restoration
Design/Assist Mechanical Construction Services
Streamlined mechanical construction process; no disruption to ongoing water supply; ability to meet increasing customer demands; innovative design options; leading-edge technology installation and replacement; less dependence on imported water; purification above Federal standards; reduced chemical usage; high energy efficiency management; continued customer satisfaction.
Expand the capacity of a key water treatment plant from 25 to 34 million gallons per day without disrupting ongoing operations.
MECHANICAL CONSTRUCTION SOLUTIONS
University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors’ (UMECs’) extensive design/assist experience and mechanical/plumbing services resources made it a solid choice as the design/assist mechanical contractor for this water treatment plant expansion. Working closely with all team members, UMEC’s design/assist team carefully planned and scheduled every step of the project. With more than 50,000 customers depending on continuous water service, this mechanical construction planning was a significant requirement to ensure that the work would be carried out without disrupting the plant’s ongoing operation.
The company then deployed its experienced crews to install new filtration equipment and ancillary piping, ranging in diameter from six to 30 inches. UMEC also fabricated and installed overflow weir plates for 10 filtering trains, and removed and replaced stainless steel piping in the plant’s membrane filtration system. When the project was over, UMEC had completed all of its work on time without shutting down the plant, while providing the client with 36 percent additional water treatment capacity.
WATER TREATMENT FACILITY BACKGROUND
Incorporated in 1959, the Olivenhain Municipal Water District now supplies water to more than 58,000 people living in its 48-square-mile service area, which includes parts of Encinitas, Carlsbad, San Diego, Solana Beach, and San Marcos as well as several unincorporated communities. The District expects to serve approximately 90,000 people by the year 2030.