RBF to design water supply and recycled water projects

February 2013 » Features » PROJECT NOTES

The Santa Margarita Water District (SMWD) recently selected RBF Consulting (RBF), a company of Michael Baker Corp., for a $640,000 civil engineering services contract to design new pipelines, reservoirs, and appurtenant facilities to provide water and recycled water to support Rancho Mission Viejo's new planned community, which is located within SMWD's service area in south Orange County, Calif.

The project's major components include approximately 25,000 linear feet of domestic water pipeline and recycled water pipeline, 4 million gallons of domestic storage, and 4 million gallons of recycled water storage. Civil engineering for the design of facilities is expected to extend through March 2013. These facilities will be designed to support Rancho Mission Viejo's construction of homes and related land uses as approved by the County of Orange.

The use of recycled water for landscaping and irrigation use for the purpose of sustainability and water conservation was pioneered in California and has been in use in Southern California since approximately the 1930s.
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Submit news and photos of planned, ongoing, or recently completed projects to Bob Drake at bdrake@zweigwhite.com. In April, "Project Notes" will highlight mining/energy projects and geotechnology; in June, stormwater and site planning are the focus.


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