As the Town Engineer for the Town of Minden, RCI has completed numerous waterline and water well projects including design, bidding assistance, bid award recommendations, construction inspection, construction testing, contract administration, partial pay request approvals, field survey staking, and completion of record drawings. Several of our recent projects are described in the following paragraphs.
Minden-Gardnerville Sanitation District / Pump Station No. 2 Project
Resource Concepts completed the design for the effluent pumping system project. The project consists of a replacing the effluent pumping system from the wastewater treatment facilities to the effluent holding ponds. The new pump station will be constructed with a firm pumping capacity of 6,000 gpm. Approximately 3,700 lineal feet of 20-inch force main will be installed, including a wetlands crossing and a bore across Highway 757. Other improvements include lining of an existing channel, replacement of control valves, and connections to the effluent irrigation canal system.
Stewart Waterline – Carson City, Nevada
This project represents RCI’s experience in several disciplines and the capability to coordinate between several governmental agencies. The State of Nevada’s Northern Nevada Correctional Center added a new cell block resulting in an increased demand for water. Under the on-going effort by the State to abandon their antiquated water system, they requested service for the prison from Carson City. RCI was retained by Carson City to design a 1.3-mile loop extension of the existing city system, connecting to the prison. Included in the project was the development of a well, acquisition of water rights, and design of the pumping facilities for the well. RCI coordinated with eight separate agencies during the development of the project, from design to construction that involved water rights acquisition, civil engineering, property surveys, an archaeological survey, construction staking, construction inspections, and project management.
Town of Minden – Well #2 Reconstruction – Minden, NV
This project was designed by RCI and constructed in three phases over three years. The first phase of work consisted of the drilling of a 400-foot test well with required logging, formation sampling, and geo-physical sampling. The second phase of the work generally included the installation of a conductor casing to a depth of 100 feet; installation of production casing and well screen to a depth of 500 feet; well development and testing; and abandonment of the existing well. The third and final phase of the work consisted of construction of the well building, electrical and mechanical improvements; site improvements including piping, landscaping, irrigation ditch piping; and the installation of a well pump. In addition to the design, RCI also provided inspection services and construction/project management. The well is currently designed for a pumping capacity of 2,200 gpm with the additional capability to upgrade the pump and motor to be able to supply 4,000 gpm in the future. The total construction cost for all three phases was approximately $1,000,000.
Eagle Valley Children’s Home Water System Rehabilitation
RCI evaluated and renovated the existing spring-fed water system for Eagle Valley Children’s Home. The structural stability and capacity of the system was analyzed for meeting demands for sanitation and safety needs. A 10,000-gallon storage tank and a subsequent 200,000-gallon parallel storage tank and chlorinator system were designed by RCI. The upgraded fire-flow capacity and installation of hydrants enabled the water system to comply with current fire code requirements. The water system now has storage and fire-flow capacity sufficient for the present needs and any future growth anticipated for the Eagle Valley Children’s Home.