EBMUD Project to Replace Aging Reservoir in Lafayette, California

Leland Reservoir pic
Leland Reservoir
Image: rmcwater.com

Recognized as one of the Top 500 Design Firms in its field in 2016, RMC Water and Environment consults with cities and counties across California to provide complex management spanning wastewater treatment facilities and sewer systems. One of RMC Water and Environment’s recently initiated projects involves working with the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) to replace the aging Leland Reservoir.

Situated in Lafayette, California, the open-cut 14.5-acre reservoir site was constructed in 1955 and has been characterized by EBMUD as approaching the final stages of its service life. The replacement project involves setting in place a pair of seismically sound 8-million-gallon concrete tanks and rebuilding and realigning access roads.

Another aspect of the project, which is expected to last from 2021 to 2023, involves setting in place a water pipeline 36 inches in diameter. Spanning 2,700 feet, this pipeline will be installed under residential streets in the vicinity and link to nearly 1,000 feet of new pipeline on the reservoir property itself. An environmental review process has been initiated that should reach the project approval stage in November 2017.


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