New Peck Reservoir Provides Reliable Water Supply to Manhattan Beach
Congratulations to the City of Manhattan Beach for the completion of the Peck Reservoir Replacement Project. The new 8-million-gallon reservoir and groundwater treatment facility reduces the need for imported water and enhances the City’s critical operational, fire protection, and emergency storage systems. Butier Engineering is proud to have provided construction management and inspection services for this critical project that will provide a reliable water supply to the Manhattan Beach community for years to come.
A special thank you to City Mayor Richard Montgomery, City Public Works Director Erick Lee, City Project Manager Gilbert Gamboa, Stantec and Hazen and Sawyer (design team), and Pacific Hydrotech Corporation (general contractor). Butier’s key personnel and team member firms included Mark Butier, Joe Blum, Stephen White, P.E., Tracy Powell, James Ling, P.E., Bryan Wilson, GeoVision, Murakawa Communications, Ninyo & Moore, ON-SITE Technical Services, and Paleowest.
City of Chino Hills 1,2,3-TCP Project is Making Progress
Construction of the 1,2,3-TCP Removal Treatment Plant is right on schedule. Butier Engineering is partnering with the City of Chino Hills, Garney Construction and Hazen and Sawyer on this essential project that will bring additional high-quality drinking water to the Chino Hills community. The Butier team includes Billy Stewart, Project Manager; Keith Stiles, Lead Inspector; and Katie Squires, Field Engineer.
Butier Awarded Phase IV of the Reservoir Management Systems Replacement Program for Moulton Niguel Water District
Moulton Niguel Water District selected Butier Engineering, Inc. (Butier) to provide construction management and inspection services for Phase IV of the Reservoir Management Systems (RMS) Replacement Program. This phase includes replacing the existing on-site generation (OSG) systems at four (4) RMS sites in Mission Viejo and Laguna Niguel. The systems will be replaced with 12.5% bulk sodium hypochlorite or new OSG and ammonia systems. The RMS Replacement Program will help maintain consistent disinfection levels in the District’s potable water distribution system.
Additional scope of work items will include all equipment, new ammonia systems, connected piping, foundations, containment and separation of chemicals, block buildings, electrical, instrumentation, HVAC, shower/eyewash stations, and site modifications and improvements. The new major equipment will include bulk chemical tanks, metering pumps, reservoir mixers, instrumentation, and PLCs that will interface with the District’s central SCADA system.
Butier looks forward to partnering with Moulton Niguel Water District, Brown & Caldwell (Design Engineer), Pacific Hydrotech (General Contractor), Ninyo & Moore (Materials Testing & Geotechnical), and On-Site Technical Services, Inc. (Start-up and Commissioning). The Butier team includes Project Director Mark Butier, Resident Engineer Stephen White, Lead Inspector Dustin Morton, and specialty inspectors Joseph Hawes and Bruce Phillips. For additional project details, please visit Butier’s website at www.butier.com.
Well I-11 Booster Pump Station Project Awarded to Butier
Chino Basin Desalter Authority selected Butier Engineering, Inc. (Butier) to provide construction management and inspection services for the Well I-11 Booster Pump Station Project. The project includes constructing a new booster pump station and associated facilities at its existing Well I-11 site, which feeds the Chino I Desalter.
The pump station and pipeline connections/valving will allow the CDA the flexibility to pump groundwater from the well to the Chino II Desalter to remove volatile organic compounds (VOCs) should elevated levels be detected. The scope also includes site piping, valving, electrical, instrumentation, a new block wall and gate, and start-up and testing.
Butier looks forward to partnering with Chino Basin Desalter Authority, Webb & Associates (Design Engineer), Pyramid Building and Engineering (General Contractor), and Ninyo & Moore (Geotechnical and Materials Testing). The Butier team includes Project Director Mark Butier, Construction Manager Billy Stewart, Field Inspector Keith Stiles, and Field Engineer Katie Squires. For additional project details, please visit Butier’s website at www.butier.com.
EMWD Awards Butier As-Needed CM Services Contract
Butier looks forward to continuing our relationship with Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) on their As Needed Construction Management team. Butier will be working with EMWD on projects that will help provide safe, reliable, economical, and environmentally sustainable water, wastewater, and recycled water services to the surrounding communities. The potential project types include the following:
- Lift Station Rehabilitation and Replacement
- Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades and Expansion
City of Poway Selects Butier for Clearwell Replacement Project
The City of Poway recently selected Butier Engineering Inc. to provide construction management and inspection services for the Clearwell Replacement project. The $30 million-$35 million project will increase the reliability of drinking water for customers by bypassing, then replacing the aging 10 MG Clearwell. Butier will serve as an extension of the City’s staff, assisting in the delivery of the following scope of work: construction of two identical 4 MG aboveground circular prestressed concrete tanks, piping, associated appurtenances, site grading, access road, electrical power, instrumentation, demolition/removal of existing facilities, site security, restoration of the ball field, and coordination with the City for closures and shutdowns.
The Clearwell Replacement Project is critical to the City of Poway’s Water Infrastructure Program and is the largest CIP in the City’s 40-year history. Butier is eager to assist the City throughout the process and deliver the project successfully. The construction schedule is estimated to be June 2023–June 2025.
Butier is pleased to be working with the City of Poway, Kennedy Jenks (program manager), Ardurra (design engineer), Helix Environmental Planning (environmental), Ninyo & Moore (materials testing and geotechnical), Earth Construction and Mining (earthwork and rock excavation), and ON-SITE Technical Services (testing and startup).
Construction of New EOCWD Office Building to Begin Summer 2023
East Orange County Water District recently selected Butier Engineering, Inc. to provide construction management and inspection services for the District Office Building Replacement Project. Butier will serve as an extension of the District’s staff to assist in the delivery of the $7.2-million project. The building, located at 185 N. McPherson Road in Orange, California, will be demolished this summer, and the new Administrative Office Building is expected to be completed by Spring 2024.
Butier is pleased to be working with East Orange County Water District and Snyder Langston (Design-Builder). Additionally, the Butier team will be led by Project Director Mark Butier, Construction Manager Joseph Blum, Inspector Dustin Morton, Field Engineer Ryan Weir, and Constructability Review Ambi Thurai.
South Coast Water District Selects Butier for JRWSS Crown Valley Parkway Transmission Main Relocation
South Coast Water District selected Butier Engineering, Inc. to provide construction management and inspection services for the Joint Regional Water Supply System (JRWSS) Crown Valley Parkway Transmission Main Relocation Project. The $5-million project will begin in Fall 2023, with completion anticipated in Spring 2024. The project will construct a replacement pipe in Crown Valley Parkway from south of Hillhurst Drive to south of Paseo del Niguel in the City of Laguna Niguel. The scope of work includes the following:
- Constructing approximately 2,500 lineal feet of 36-inch CML&C steel water transmission main in Crown Valley Parkway
- Constructing a pipe access manway, pipeline connections, air/vacuum relief valve, and other pipeline appurtenances
- Constructing an impressed current cathodic protection system, including a 300-ft deep anode well, rectifier and supporting conduits, wiring and electrical service
- Demolition and abandonment of existing water transmission main and vaults
- Paving and miscellaneous surface restoration, including hardscape and landscaping
GWRS Final Expansion Receives Top Honors at ASCE Awards Ceremony
Congratulations to Orange County Water District, Orange County Sanitation District, and the entire Groundwater Replenishment System Final Expansion (GWRSFE) team for receiving top honors at the 2023 ASCE Orange County awards ceremony. The GWRSFE took home the Project of the Year and Outstanding Water/Wastewater Treatment Project awards.
ASCE Orange County did an amazing job of organizing the event, which took place on May the 4th. All of the attendees got into the Star Wars spirit, including Butier’s Joseph Hawes, CCM and Chandler Cartolano (click below for additional pictures). Also representing Butier’s GWRSFE CM team were Mark Butier and Stephen White, P.E.