Water Projects

Vista Verde Reservoir Replacement—Phase II

City of Escondido
Escondido, California
$9.8 million
March 2019
Pacific Hydrotech Corporation
Black & Veatch
Photo Credit:
Mol Goodman Photography

Butier Engineering, Inc. provided construction management and inspection services for the replacement of the Vista Verde Reservoir. The existing 750,000-gallon steel reservoir, which suffered from internal corrosion, was replaced with two 1 million-gallon Type I pre-stressed concrete reservoirs that are partially buried. The extra capacity for water storage allows additional development in the area, which is just south of Rincon Avenue.

Additional scope items included new interconnecting piping, valve structure, grading, paving, site improvements, landscaping, electrical, instrumentation, and incidentals for a complete and usable facility. The pipeline portion of the project extended from the existing pump station along Vista Verde Way, up to the Vista Verde Way cul-de-sac (approximately 6,000 linear feet). It included inlet, outlet and drain lines up the hill to the vault structure. The piping from the vault structure to the tanks consists of CML/TC steel pipe.