Santa Ana Avenue Transmission Main
Design for a new transmission pipeline on Santa Ana Avenue has been completed and due to the size and cost of this project it will be constructed in three (3) phases. In September 2021, Phase I of the project, between Linden and Larch Avenue, was completed and is now in service. The investment was approximately $1,241,000 and included the replacement of an existing 4-inch water line serving this area and the construction of new 12-inch, 16-inch, and 20-inch diameter ductile iron (DI) water main, 4 fire hydrants, 22 service laterals and corresponding meters and meter boxes.
Phase II of the Santa Ana Avenue Transmission Main project, between Alder and Linden Avenue, is expected to begin construction in June 2022. Construction of the new transmission pipeline in Santa Ana Avenue will improve water circulation for water quality and fire flow for the residences in the area.
Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition Community Funding Program for Bloomington Alleyway Waterline Replacement Project Phase 3B
On March 25, 2022, Congresswoman Norma J. Torres presented West Valley Water District(WVWD) with $2,000,000 in federal funds to be allocated to the Bloomington Alleyway Project. Additionally, as a recipient of the Community Funding Projects for Fiscal Year 2022, WVWD received the Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition. The Community Funding Projects target federal funding towards projects and programs in the congressional districts that will address the most significant needs facing the community. The $2,000,000 will fund the construction of Bloomington Alleyway Waterline Replacement Project Phase 3B which includes the installation of approximately 6,209 lineal feet of 8-inch, 800 lineal feet of 12-inch, and 25 lineal feet of 24-inch cement lined and mortar coated (cml&c) fully welded steel pipe constructed within the street right of way of 7th Street, 9th Street, Mapel Avenue, Linden Avenue, and Cedar Avenue. Relocation of approximately 130 services from the backyard alleyways to the front of the property and approximately fourteen (14) new fire hydrants within street right of way. Construction is expected to begin August 2022.
I-10 Cedar Avenue Interchange Improvements in Bloomington
The San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) will be widening the Cedar Avenue Overcrossing Bridge, UPRR/Cedar Avenue Overhead Bridge, Cedar Avenue, and modifying the existing entrance and exit ramps to improve the turning maneuverability and vehicle storage capacity. The work limits will be on Cedar Avenue between Bloomington Avenue and Orange Street.
In conjunction with this project, WVWD has designed 12-inch transmission and 8-inch distribution pipelines that will be constructed as part of this project. Due to the size of the bridge and roadway improvements and the construction sequencing, the pipeline portion of the project has been separated into three phases. Phase 1 and Phase 2 will be funded by SBCTA and Phase 3 will be funded by WVWD. Project construction is expected to begin in August 2022.
Energy Storage Battery System
The California Public Utilities Commission recently created a category in their Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) called Equity Resiliency that incentivizes batteries for specified customers. The WVWD Board of Directors approved an agreement for the installation of Energy Storage Battery Systems at four (4) of WVWD’s facilities. Four (4) WVWD facilities - Pump Station 3A-1, Pump Station 4-1, Pump Station 7-1, and Well 8A - meet the criteria and qualify for the Energy Storage Battery System. Through the SGIP Equity Resiliency, there will be no purchase or installation cost to WVWD for the Energy Storage Battery System. These four Energy Storage Systems include batteries valued at $4,989,242. The WVWD will receive ownership of the equipment upon installation. All four (4) selected WVWD facilities will begin coordination for the design in April 2022 and installation in September 2022.
Lord Ranch Facilities
The Lord Ranch Site (“Site”) is located on the east side of Pepper Avenue north of Baseline Road and south of State Route 210, in the City of Rialto, and is currently occupied by existing pump station 4-1, 3-2 Reservoir, and groundwater wells 7, 8A, and 36.
West Valley Water District (WVWD) proposes to construct several projects at the site which would allow WVWD to utilize additional capacity through the Base Line Feeder (“BLF”) transmission pipeline, the source of which is purchased groundwater from the San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District. Water supplied through the BLF is boosted into the WVWD’s northern service area. The proposed infrastructure projects include the construction and operation of a 1-million gallon aeration tank R3-5, a booster pump station 4-3 within a concrete masonry building, pipelines connecting the proposed tank and pump station to existing facilities, and site grading and drainage improvements. Construction is expected to begin late 2022.