For well over a decade, Civil West Engineering has provided water engineering solutions to clients throughout Oregon and Washington. Our water services include Planning, Supply, Treatment, and Distribution & Storage. In addition to our existing clients, the Oregon Health Authority selected us to serve as the State’s drinking water circuit rider to provide technical guidance to small water systems throughout Oregon. Below are just a few recent water projects.
Jacksonville Water System Improvements (Jacksonville, OR)
Civil West was contracted by the City of Jacksonville in 2019 to upgrade their existing water system. The specific improvements on this project included upgrading/replacing existing water distribution lines, pump station mechanical upgrades, facility access improvements, pump station emergency power improvements, and the installation of radio read meters. These improvements were needed to ensure the community could meet the daily water needs of residents during regular operations, as well as in the event of an emergency.
Highway 101 Water Line (Florence, OR)
Civil West designed 4,000 linear feet of potable water line, a large majority of which was installed within Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) right of way. The goal was to improve City's water infrastructure prior to a complete roadway overhaul. Our team negotiated with ODOT during the permitting process to reduce the amount of asphalt repair required. As ODOT was going to redo the road this summer, our team convinced them that the standard trench patch requirements were unnecessary in this instance. This saved the City around $250,000. The project included maintaining the existing water line until the new pipes were in place, as well as installing additional fire hydrants and connecting fire services to local buildings.
Voss Hill Water Storage Improvements (Adair Village, OR)
Civil West completed a project aimed at addressing water losses in the City’s system. The project included the construction of two 1 MG glass-fused-to-steel tanks and the installation of a liner in an existing concrete reservoir. In addition to assisting the City with this project from planning through construction, Civil West helped the City secure $2.8 million in grants and loans to help pay for the work. The construction of these new reservoirs also helps the City prepare for anticipated growth.
NE 7th Street Booster Station Improvements (Newport, OR)
The City of Newport contracted with Civil West Engineering Services to begin design work on the NE 7th Street/ Candletree Pump Station in August of 2014. During the design process, the City requested that Civil West conduct additional system modeling in order to analyze alternative design options to confirm the pump station sizing. These options were analyzed and a new pump station design criterion was determined. Subsequent to the additional modeling and design work, the City requested Civil West investigate at the potential of eliminating the Yaquina Heights tank. To accomplish this, we analyzed the fire flow capacity of the Candletree Pump station and found it would need to
Water Tank (Gleneden Beach, OR)
Civil West was contracted by the Kernville-Gleneden Beach-Lincoln Beach Water District (KGBLB) to increase the capacity of their existing water tank from a 350,000 gallon in-ground cast-in-place concrete tank with a new 1 MG epoxy coated steel tank on the same site. The scope of work included designing and bidding a new tank, and under a separate procurement design and bid installation of the cast-in-place ring wall base and tank floor, valve vaults, metering vaults, control building, connection to the existing system, and demolition and backfill of the existing tank. Construction phase services were also provided.