Wastewater Projects

Los Alisos Water Reclamation Plant Upgrades

Lake Forest, California
Irvine Ranch Water District
W.M. Lyles

Butier Engineering, Inc. provided construction management and inspection services for the Los Alisos Water Reclamation Plant Upgrades. The upgrade increased the capacity of the Plant’s ability to process more influent from the surrounding cities and provide them with a high quality of treated water for agricultural use. The following equipment and systems were included as a part of the upgrades: chlorine contact basin for treating water discharged from plant; new Zone A / Zone B pumping stations for processed water distribution; replacement of pump station for Pond 5 within the plant; new influent screening facility for incoming sewage; new chemical storage facilities and new pumps; new 36-inch pipe lines within the plant; new telemetry system upgrade for entire plant; new computer systems thru-out the plant; and upgrade the plant’s existing electrical system.

Butier’s scope of work included the following: conducting weekly & monthly meetings and preparing agendas and minutes; reviewing, logging, monitoring, and tacking all submittals; evaluating, monitoring, and updating construction schedule; coordinating and scheduling consultant services, including surveying, concrete testing, geotechnical, and electrical inspection and tests; reviewing contract change requests and change orders, verifying cost and schedule impacts, and making recommendations; monitoring as-built drawings to ensure they are up to date; coordinating final inspection, punch-lists, acceptance, testing, and start-up; coordinating with other agencies, subconsultants, and utilities; preparing monthly progress reports and progress payments; and performing civil and mechanical inspection, and specialty inspection for electrical and instrumentation installation.