Kings River Pipeline

Project Number: WC00057-KRP-001

Council District: 5, County

The 13-mile-long, large diameter Kings River Pipeline, will capture surface water from the Kings River and transport it to Fresno for treatment at the Southeast Surface Water Treatment Facility.

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Description

The Kings River Pipeline is a new 13 mile long, 72-inch diameter, raw water pipeline that conveys surface (river) water from the Kings River to a new Southeast Surface Water Treatment Facility (SESWTF), which is also being constructed as part of the City of Fresno Water Division’s current capital program. The pipeline serves as the primary and protected source of raw water for the SESWTF, enabling high source water quality, reliability and flexibility in operating the treatment facility.  Implementation of this and other ongoing major projects will reduce reliance on groundwater and alleviate groundwater depletion.

Location

The Kings River Pipeline travels 13 miles from the Fresno Canal No. 3, near East Trimmer Springs Road, west along Belmont Avenue to Armstrong Avenue, then north along Armstrong to the SESWTF at the intersection of Armstrong and Olive Avenues.

Purpose of Project

The purpose of the pipeline is to deliver raw water from the Kings River to the Southeast Surface Water Treatment Facility (SESWTF) for treatment to meet drinking water standards. “Raw water” is simply untreated river water. Conveyance through an enclosed pipeline, as opposed to through canals, enabled better source water protection and improved raw water quality to the SESWTF. Implementation of this and other ongoing major projects will reduce reliance on groundwater and alleviate groundwater depletion.

Project Status

Construction of the Kings River Pipeline project is complete. The water pipeline now brings surface water from the Kings River to the City’s Southeast Surface Water Treatment Facility before delivery to Fresno homes and businesses. The pipeline reduces dependence on groundwater, maximizes access to water from the Kings River and serves as the primary and protected source of water to the Southeast Surface Water Treatment Facility. The pipeline is sized to allow for 54 million gallons per day (mgd) as well as 80 mgd after future expansion of the treatment facility.

Schedule

Design Start: April 2014
Design Completion: January 2016
Construction Contract Bid: March 2016
Construction Start: June 2016
Construction Finish: July 2018

Cost

Total Project Cost Estimate: $59,814,392
Construction Cost Estimate: $45,760,006

City Project Manager

Randy Hoffman, CH2M

Construction Manager

CH2M

Design Consultant

Carollo Engineers, Provost & Pritchard Consulting Group

Construction Contractor

Garney Pacific, Inc.

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