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).