CVWD Board of Directors Aug. 10 awarded a design-build contract for the second phase of fire protection and irrigation system improvements at the Coachella campus.
Phase One of the project is complete. It connected CVWD’s fire and nonpotable water system to the City of Coachella’s water system, and removed from service the existing onsite well and elevated tank.
Phase Two will include installing new 8-inch and 12-inch ductile iron pipelines and 12 fire hydrants. Currently, the campus has only four hydrants.
The decision approved $1,592,000 for the second phase of the project with a $1,461 748 design-build contract awarded to Weka.
The board also:
- Authorized $110,570 for additional engineering services for the North Cathedral City Stormwater Master Plan Project, with $75,570 awarded to Michael Baker International. The project is the first part of a plan to provide flood protection to North Cathedral City and Thousand Palms along the interstate 10 corridor. FEMA and the Bureau of Land Management have required additional information, updates and analyses before construction can start.
- Approved purchase of pipeline easements for the Saint Anthony Mobile Home Park Water Consolidation Project, also known as the Avenue 66 Transmission Main project. Total cost is $66,360. The three-phase project will install about five miles of 30-inch water mains along Avenue 66 and Lincoln Street to eventually link disadvantaged communities to CVWD’s potable water system.