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Butier Attends Grand Re-Opening Ceremony for West Basin Visitor Center

Congratulations to West Basin Municipal Water District for the grand re-opening of the Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility Visitors Center. Butier Engineering, Inc. was honored to be a sponsor of the water education center’s dedication ceremony held on October 3, 2019, in El Segundo, CA. The renovated multipurpose facility will better assist West Basin in its goal to educate visitors about the District’s mission, various water recycling treatment processes, as well as water-related issues in the region. Butier Engineering performed construction management and field engineering services for the renovation project. Additional team members included SVA Architects (Architect) and Angeles Contractor, Inc. (Construction Contractor). To learn more about the Visitor Center, please visit West Basin’s website at www.westbasin.org or click on the Project Details link below.

Bird’s-Eye View of Trampas Canyon Dam & Reservoir

A bird’s-eye view of Santa Margarita Water District’s Trampas Canyon Dam and Reservoir project shows the progress of the massive earth-moving effort to construct the 1.6 billion-gallon recycled water reservoir. When completed, total grading and excavation will be approximately 4.3 million cubic yards (CY). The total material placed to date at the main dam and east saddle dam is over 1.75 million CY. To learn more about the project, please visit the project details page.

West Basin Municipal Water District Awards Butier On-Call CM Contract

West Basin Municipal Water District (District) awarded Butier Engineering, Inc. a three-year term contract to provide on-call construction management services for various treatment, operations, conveyance, and capital facilities projects. The District—which services 900,000 people and 17 cities within 185 square miles—has identified 29 projects that it will issue to CM firms under five separate contracts. Butier’s team consists of Ninyo & Moore (Geotechnical and Materials Testing); ON-SITE Technical Services, Inc. (Specialty Inspection); and JMC2 Civil Engineering + Surveying.

Trabuco Canyon Water District Awards Butier Contract for Ridgeline Booster Pump Station

Trabuco Canyon Water District selected Butier Engineering, Inc. to provide construction management and inspection services for the Ridgeline Booster Pump Station in Lake Forest, CA. The scope of work includes, but is not limited to, the installation of three CFS turbine pumps, upgrade of one CFS pump, improvements to the booster station building, construction of a new electrical control room, and installation of new underground suction piping.

SOCWA Awards Butier CM Contract for J.B. Latham and Coastal Treatment Plant Improvements

South Orange County Wastewater Authority (SOCWA) selected Butier Engineering to provide construction management services for the J.B. Latham Treatment Plant (JBLTP) Package ‘B’ Improvements and the Coastal Treatment Plant Facility Improvements Projects. The scope of work for both conventional activated sludge, secondary treatment facilities includes equipment and structure repairs, equipment and structure replacements, new piping, safety-related modifications, and structural demolition. Butier also provided construction management services for the JBLTP Facility Improvements Packages ‘A’ and ‘C’ Project (click on “See Project Details” below to find out more).

Butier and GHD Attend Dedication of SAR Enhanced Recharge Phase 1A Project

Butier Engineering, Inc. and GHD celebrated the completion of the Santa Ana River Enhanced Recharge Phase 1A Project at the dedication ceremony on May 23, 2019, in Highlands, CA. The project, which secures local water resources for the region, was spearheaded by San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District in cooperation with San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District, Western Municipal Water District, and Riverside Public Utilities. Butier Engineering, Inc.—in partnership with GHD—provided design, engineering, and construction management services for Phase 1A. To learn more about Phase 1A, please visit the Project Details page on our website.

 

Butier Conducted Tours of Trampas Canyon Dam & Reservoir at SMWD’s Water Awareness Festival

Butier Engineering, Inc.’s Eric Weber and Casey Lack assisted Santa Margarita Water District with performing public tours of the Trampas Canyon Dam & Reservoir at the District’s annual Water Awareness Festival. The family-friendly event, which took place on Saturday, May 4, focuses on educating residents about water efficiency and local supply reliability. The tour of OC’s largest recycled water reservoir included project facts and trivia, photo ops of the construction site, and Q&A sessions with District and Butier team members. Butier is the construction manager for the $145 million (design and construction) Trampas Canyon Dam & Reservoir project, which is being constructed by Sukut Construction.

San Bernardino Valley MWD Awards Design, Engineering & CM Contract to Butier/Tetra Tech Team

Butier Engineering—in partnership with Tetra Tech—was selected by the San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District (SBVMWD) to provide design, engineering, and construction management services for the Santa Ana River Enhanced Recharge (SARER) Phase 1B Channel and Recharge Basins Project. SBVMWD is working in cooperation with the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District, Western Municipal Water District, and the Riverside Public Utilities. The proposed facilities are intended to allow 500 cfs of water released from the Seven Oaks Dam to be diverted through existing and new facilities for recharge in the Santa Ana River Recharge Basins. Construction for Phase 1B is expected to begin in summer 2019, pending completion of the Wash Plan Habitat Conservation Plan.

OCWD’s Mid-Basin Injection Project Receives ASCE Outstanding Water Treatment Project Award

Congratulations to Orange County Water District for receiving the Water Treatment Project of the Year Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (OC Branch) for the Mid-Basin Injection: Centennial Park Project (MBI). Butier is providing construction management and inspection services for the 2.5-year, $29.5 million project located in the city of Santa Ana. The MBI project, which is on schedule to be completed in fall 2019, will inject up to 10 MG of Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS) water a day for 85,000 people. The scope of work includes the construction of four injection wells, two monitoring wells, 5,700 LF of supply pipeline, 4,200 LF of backflush pipeline, and improvements to Centennial Regional Park and the Heritage Museum of Orange County. Key MBI project team members include OCWD’s Engineer Benjamin Smith, P.E. (Project Manager), Butier’s Resident Engineer Vlad Burce (pictured 3rd from left), Tetra Tech (Design Engineer), Geotechnical Consultants, Inc., Pacific Hydrotech Corporation (Contractor), and Best Drilling and Pump, Inc. (Well Contractor).

Butier Awarded CM Services Contract for SCWD’s Lift Station 2 Force Main Rehabilitation Project

South Coast Water District selected Butier Engineering to provide construction management and inspection services for the Lift Station 2 Force Main Rehabilitation Project (LS-2 FM). The Project consists of the rehabilitation of the existing 6,400 foot, 20-inch diameter pipe, which begins at 31104 Coast Highway in Laguna Beach and ends at a point of connection inside the SOCWA Coastal Treatment Plant. The LS-2 FM is located within a 20-foot easement adjacent to Aliso Creek and runs through portions of The Ranch at Laguna Beach, a resort with a 9-hole golf course. The scope of work includes sliplining using a 16-inch diameter high density polyethylene pipe (HDPE), grouting the annular space, excavating 13 access pits, and the installation and operation of a full length bypass system.