Willow Hill Pipeline Rehabilitation Project, Phase 2 Begins

Work has begun on the second phase of an infrastructure project to improve a major pipelinethat conveys raw water from the City’s Water Treatment Plant to the Willow Hill Reservoir, which feeds the Aerojet Rocketdyne industrial water supply.

The second phase of the Willow Hill Pipeline Rehabilitation Project includes slip lining 9,000 lineal feet of pipeline within the Rancho Diablo and Willow Creek Estates subdivisions, and on Oak Avenue Parkway south of East Bidwell Street, Riley Street and McAdoo Drive. An excavation and installation of pipe will also take place at Livermore Park, and equipment will be staged at this site.

The process of slip lining is used to repair leaks and restore structural stability to an existing pipe, without removing the existing pipe. Excavation work will begin on Friday at the City of Folsom’s Water Treatment Plant at Randall Drive. Most of the work will take place Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Construction will be completed by summer 2017. Daytime construction noise, traffic impacts and night work can be anticipated.

The Willow Hill Pipeline Rehabilitation Projectis partially funded by a $1.94 million grant from the California State Department of Water Resources. This grant program funds the implementation and construction of integrated water resource management projects that will make more efficient use of existing water supplies in California. The first phase of the Willow Hill Pipeline Rehabilitation Project received the 2015 Utility Project of the Year award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Sacramento Section.

For more information about the project, contact City of Folsom Project Manager Vaughn Fleischbein at 916-351-3415 or vfleischbein@folsom.ca.us.