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Bickford Ranch Phase 1 - Mass Grading


Project Description

This Facilities Agreement (FA) Project is being funded and completed by Bickford Ranch Developers (Bickford). Bickford is planning to begin construction on Phase 1 of the Bickford Ranch Community Facility District early in 2021. Part of Phase 1 work involves the relocation and permanent pipe encasement of a portion of the Caperton Canal. Overall, approximately 2,900 linear feet of new 42-inch Raw Water Pipeline and six Customer Turn Outs (CTO) will be constructed and upgraded to encase the portion of the Caperton Canal. Additionally, a temporary and new permanent Inlet and Outlet Structure's will be constructed, helping to create a more robust canal system at this location.

Project Schedule
  • Design - Complete
  • Construction: Caperton Canal Relocation - April 2021 - December 2021
  • Construction: Mass Grading - April 2021 - December 2022
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

What is happening to my Customer Turn Out (CTO)?

Each CTO within the Project location is being upgraded. Bickford's contractor will be installing a temporary pipeline and permanent pipeline, which they will reconnect every CTO at each step of construction, making sure that you will continue to receive water.

Will there be water outages on our CTO’s during this work?

Yes. Brief outages are be expected during the work. Customers will be notified of all planned outages ahead of time.

Who do we contact if we need to visit out CTO and clean the service screens?

Customers can contact Gene Mancebo, Project Manager at EGM Solutions and a Bickford representative, at (209) 969-5631 or genemancebo@gmail.com.

When will construction of the encased Caperton Canal be complete?

It is anticipated that construction for encasing the Caperton Canal will be completed by December 2021.

If you have any questions regarding the Project, please contact the following PCWA Representative:

Mitchell McCarthy
Associate Engineer
Phone: (530) 863-3889
E-mail: mmccarthy@pcwa.net

Map Figure of existing and proposed canal layout
Map Figure of Bickford Ranch Phase I - Canal Services (click to enlarge)

Monte Vista WTP Redundant Filter Project


About Project

The Monte Vista Water Treatment Plant Redundant Filter Project addresses the state requirement for redundant water treatment filters at all plants. PCWA is installing a second filter to function when the primary filter is offline for cleaning, maintenance, repairs, etc. This includes upgrades to the plant's programmable logic controller, emergency generator, and existing mechanical systems.

Project Location

At the Monte Vista Water Treatment Plant off of Ridge Road in Dutch Flat, CA.

Construction Timeline

The project is scheduled to be completed in late summer 2022.

For questions regarding this project, contact:

Project Manager / Engineer
Jordan Jakobsen
Phone: (530) 823-4950
E-mail: jjakobsen@pcwa.net

Alta Loop Pipeline - Cable And Powerhouse Rd


Project Description

The project will consist of replacing the existing 4” steel distribution water main within Cable Road, Alta Power House Road, and Timber (red line). The main has experienced several breaks throughout the years and is at the end of its useful life. The pipe that goes from Brown Road south east through several properties to Alta Bonnynook Road may be replaced by installing a main in Alta Power House Road (yellow line). All existing services will be replaced and/or reconnected.

A new water main (green) will also be installed along Cable Road beginning at the intersection of Cable Road and Timber Lane going east connecting to the existing 10” distribution main at the east end of Cable Road. A pressure reducing station (PRS) will be included to connect two distinct pressure zones. The purpose of the new line is to increase the reliability of service by providing redundancy to a portion of the system.

Project Schedule
  • Survey, geotechnical exploration, and other information gathering – 2019
  • Design – 2019-2021
  • Advertise/Award – 2022
  • Construction – 2022
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

What are surveyors doing in my area?

Surveyors will be in the neighborhood to begin work by collecting various points of interest (e.g. meter boxes, elevations, existing site improvements, etc.). This includes locating and identifying trees by tagging them with a unique ID tag.

Can I remove tree tags?

No please don’t; these will be critical through the design phase to accurately map the trees on the plans and identify them in the field during construction.

Will new fire hydrants be added?

Currently, hydrants are spaced more than 1,000 feet apart in this area. PCWA standards call for hydrants to be spaced at a maximum of 500 feet for residential areas, 350 feet for commercial and industrial areas. This will require the construction of new hydrants.

For questions regarding this project, contact:

PCWA Associate Engineer
Jordan Jakobsen
Phone: (530) 823-4950
E-mail: jjakobsen@pcwa.net

Map Figure of Alta Loop Pipeline Project
Map Figure of Alta Loop Pipeline Project (click to enlarge)

Lake Alta Dam Improvements Project


About Project

The Lake Alta Dam project is a multi-year project to address regulation changes since the two Lake Alta dams were installed. Originally constructed for mining activities in the 1850’s, the dams have been in continuous service ever since. This facility is an important component of PCWA’s water delivery system, and this project will ensure lake levels, vegetation, and drainage comply with current regulatory requirements. See below for document links for this project.

Project Location

The Lake Alta Dam Safety Project is located in the Town of Alta, near Bonny Nook Drive.

Construction Timeline

Consultants are currently gathering information on-site to be used to design improvements to the dams. Completion of design of improvements to the dams is anticipated in 2022. Any future construction work will proceed upon completion of design and regulatory approvals.

Latest Update

PCWA removed dead and dying trees in 2017 the vicinity of the dams to comply with direction from the California Division of Safety of Dams (DSOD). In winter of 2018/2019 PCWA collected bore samples from each of the dams. These samples were analyzed and will be incorporated into design of the necessary improvements.

For questions regarding this project, contact:

Project Manager / Engineer
Kelly Shively
Phone: (530) 863-8384
E-mail: kshively@pcwa.net

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