Santa Cruz County Sanitation District
Analyzed water hammer problems in a 4.17 mile long, 36-inch diameter steel force main. Reviewed the effectiveness of an existing surge relief valve and made recommendations on how to prevent the check valves from slamming.
Reclaimed Water System, Soledad, CA
Evaluated the recommended storage basin and pump station for reclaimed water. Determined that the existing plant water pump station could be used and that a storage basin was unnecessary. The savings to the City was about $350,000. Designed the connection of the new...
City of Tracy
Feasibility study of converting mined-out gravel pits into raw water storage reservoirs. The pits are conveniently located near the City's water treatment plant. The availability of storage would allow the City to use inexpensive surplus winter water rather than...
Zone 4 Water Storage Tank, City Of Brisbane, CA
Lead design engineer on a project in which a 500,000 gallon water storage tank was constructed on a ridge at the highest part of the City of Brisbane. An intermediary water pump station was evaluated and determined to have adequate capacity to serve with the new tank....
City of Stockton
Prepared an evaluation of an elevated steel water tank that had been found to be corroded. As a part of the evaluation, a determination was made that there is lead based paint on the exterior and interior of the tank. Methods were proposed for abating the lead based...
San Bruno, CA Sweeney Ridge Waterline Evaluation
Evaluated the alternatives for dealing with a waterline that may be failing. The waterline delivers water to and from a ground level reservoir on Sweeney Ridge and is the only source of water for fire fighting in one zone of the City. The line has sprung a leak each...
Rural Water Supplies, Northern California
Designed and assisted in the operation of several small water systems in Northern California. - Ron Sweet, Rose, the people in Ferndale.
Private Hilltop Residence, Lafayette, CA
Designed water pumping systems for a large hilltop residence. One system provided potable water to the house and the sprinkler system. The other water system provided a fire flow of 600 GPM to a fire hydrant at the house and a 10,000 gallon storage tank. Provided...
City of San Leandro
Estimated the costs of a five-year capital improvement program for the City's 16 sewage and stormwater pump stations for use as input in the budgeting process.
Of Septage Receiving Stations, Several California Locations
Designed or analyzed several septage receiving stations in California. The septage receiving stations generally consisted of concrete slabs sloping down to a screen and an intake into a liquid transport pipe. For the Kalamazoo resume.