Project Updates

August 2021
  • Worked on applications for Road Encroachment Permits from the cities of Ceres, Turlock and Hughson.
  • Submitted Authority to Construct/Permit to Operate applications to San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.
  • Submitted Septic System Permit.
  • Continued to develop Design Package 5: Balance of Water Treatment Plant (WTP).
  • Continued toward completion of 100% Design Package 6: Portion of Turlock Finished Water Transmission Main (FWTM).
  • Continued construction of the Clearwell, Backwash Equalization Tank, and Solids Drying Beds at the WTP.
  • Continued installation of Turlock 42-inch FWTM line.
  • Continued awarding contracts for Design Package 3: Process Equipment Procurement.
  • SRWA Board approved and signed State Revolving Fund low interest loan funding agreement
July 2021
  • Continued construction of the Water Treatment Plant (WTP) Clearwell, Backwash Water Equalization Tank, and Solids Drying Beds.
  • Awarded contracts for Design Package 3: Process Equipment Procurement.
  • Continued and updated Design Package 5: Balance of WTP to 100%.
  • Began installation of 42” steel pipe for the Turlock Finished Water Transmission Main.
  • Began subgrade preparation for the flocculation/sedimentation basin.
  • Submitted San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District Authority to Construct / Permit to Operate.
  • Obtained Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board Land Discharge Permit for Finished and Raw Water Discharges.
  • Received draft State Revolving Fund Funding Agreement from the State Water Resources Control Board
June 2021
  • Completed final Basis of Design Report.
  • Reviewed completed 100% Design Package 4: Offsite Pipelines.
  • Continued construction of the Water Treatment Plant (WTP) Clearwell, Backwash Equalization Tank, and Solids Drying Beds.
  • Completed 90% Design Package 5: for the Balance of WTP for SRWA review.
  • Submitted construction documents for Design Package 3: Process Equipment Procurement.
May 2021
  • Obtained Authority to Construct Permit from San Joaquin Air Pollution Control Board.
  • Continued work on Road Encroachment Permits with Stanislaus County.
  • Submitted “Issued for Construction” documents for Design Package 4: Offsite Pipelines.
  • Completed construction of Aldrich Road Bridge and excavation for the water storage tank located at the water treatment plant (WTP).
  • Completed review of Design Package 3: Process Equipment Procurement 90% documents.
April 2021
  • Completed water treatment plant (WTP) mass excavation of clearwell, backwash equalization, and drying beds and began mobilization of the construction trailers.
  • Continued Aldrich Road Bridge construction.
  • Continued work on the following design packages:
    • Raw and Finished Water Transmission Mains (FWTMs)
    • Equipment Procurement
    • WTP
  • Submitted BNSF Railroad Encroachment Permit for the Ceres FWTM.
  • Continued work on Environmental Impact Report Addendum.
March 2021
  • Continued Aldrich Road Bridge construction.
  • Completed construction of two Turlock Finished Water Pipeline crossings under TID canals.
  • Began WTP mass excavation and began mobilization of construction trailers.
  • Continued work on multiple design packages for the:
    -Clearwell and associated piping, site mobilization, and water treatment plant (WTP) excavation;
    -Raw and Finished Water Transmission Mains;
    -Equipment Procurement; and
    -Water Treatment Plant.
  • Continued reviewing pre-design and design submittals and worked on property acquisitions near Aldrich Road and TID’s Ceres Main Canal.
  • Continued to prepare the BNSF Railroad Encroachment Permit.
February 2021
  • CH2M HILL continued construction at the Water Treatment Plant site for the Aldrich Road Bridge Replacement.
  • The SRWA Program Manager continued to review pre-design and design submittals.
  • CH2M HILL continued to work on the BNSF Railroad Encroachment Permit.
  • SRWA obtained the Streambed Alteration Agreement approval for the TID canal crossings.
  • CH2M HILL continued construction of Turlock Finished Water Pipeline crossings under TID canals.
  • CH2M HILL continued design work for the clearwell and associated piping, site mobilization, WTP excavation, and the Ceres and Turlock Finished Water Transmission Mains.
December 2020/January 2021
  • SRWA continued work on property acquisitions.
  • CH2MHill completed the 30% design for the Water Treatment Plant and Finished Water Pipelines.
  • CH2MHill completed 90% design for the Clearwell and associated piping, site mobilization, and WTP excavation.
  • CH2M HILL continued developing the BNSF Railroad Encroachment Permit.
  • CH2M HILL mobilized on the Water Treatment Plant site for start of construction of Aldrich Road Bridge.
  • CH2MHill completed and submitted the California Occupational Safety and Health Association (Cal OSHA) Construction Safety Permit.
November/December 2020
  • SRWA continued work on property acquisitions
  • SRWA submitted the Streambed Alteration Agreement applications to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for the early construction packages
  • SRWA continued discussions with the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Division of Drinking Water regarding the Permit to Operate
  • CH2M HILL continued developing the BNSF Railroad Encroachment Permit
  • CH2M HILL mobilized on the Water Treatment Plant site for start of construction of Aldrich Road Bridge
  • CH2M HILL developed and submitted to the SWRCB a Notice of Intent (NOI) General Permit for Stormwater
  • CH2M HILL continued efforts on design document development
September/October 2020
  • SRWA continued work on property acquisitions
  • CH2M HILL conducted early surveying activities and geotechnical borings
  • CH2M HILL began preparation of early design packages and submitted the Basis of Design Report which is currently being reviewed by SRWA
  • CH2M HILL continued working on design deliverables, including early construction packages for Aldrich Bridge and crossings of TID canals along the Turlock Finished Water Pipeline alignment
  • SRWA continued discussions with the State Water Board Division of Drinking Water regarding the Permit to Operate
  • SRWA submitted the Streambed Alteration Agreement applications to California Department of Fish and Wildlife for the early construction packages
  • SRWA launched an updated website and initiated social media posts
Summer 2020
  • SRWA executed a design-build contract with CH2M HILL for the surface water supply project
  • SRWA continued work on property acquisitions
  • The Program Management (PM) team continued its coordination with the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) Division of Financial Assistance on the status of the State Revolving Fund low-interest loan application review
  • CH2M HILL began early surveying activities
  • CH2M HILL began preparation of early design packages
  • SRWA continued discussions with the State Water Board Division of Drinking Water regarding the Permit to Operate
  • SRWA distributed the finalized source water quality assessment update Technical
    Memorandum No. 3
  • SRWA received and reviewed pre-design submittals prepared by CH2M HILL
  • SRWA completed the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) addendum for Board approval. Coordination continued with TID and Stanislaus County regarding encroachment permits, future construction activities, and permanent power
  • The PM team updated the general project fact sheet
  • The SRWA website was updated and assigned a new URL (stanrwa.com)
  • A construction information line for the Project was launched (888) 226-0986. Callers can leave a message and it will be responded to within 24 hours during normal business hours.
April/May 2020
  • The PM team reviewed Jacobs technical appendices edits and backcheck documents associated with DB contract.
  • SRWA approved the Water Sales Agreement Amendment No. 1 and associated California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) addendum.
  • SRWA finalized terms of the Encroachment Permit with Stanislaus County.
March 2020
  • The SRWA Program Management (PM) team continued to negotiate the Design-Build Contract with Jacobs, the successful proposer.
  • SRWA was notified of a $750,000 grant award through the USBR WaterSMART Drought Resiliency program for the Turlock Finished Water Transmission Main.
  • Coordination efforts for Right-of-Way acquisition continued.
  • TID continued to work towards resolving the one remaining protest on its water rights petition for change.
  • SRWA continued to work with TID to prepare the Water Sales Agreement Amendment No. 1.
  • SRWA continued to work with Stanislaus County to negotiate the terms of the Encroachment Permit.