Sacramento River Water Intake Replacement

Sacramento River Water Intake Replacement

Balfour Beatty constructed the new Sacramento River Water Intake to move 160 million gallons of water each day – traveling under the City’s major interstate to the existing water treatment plant.

Balfour Beatty constructed the new Sacramento River Water Intake to move 160 million gallons of water each day – traveling under the City’s major interstate to the existing water treatment plant.

Location
Sacramento, CA
Client
City of Sacramento
Sector
Water
Value
$10M - $50M
Market Type
Intake
Services
General Contracting

Located just south of the confluence of the American and Sacramento Rivers, the Sacramento River Water Intake Replacement project involved the construction of a new 160 MGD pump station in the Sacramento River. The project included conveyance piping from the intake structure which crosses a new box girder bridge and moves under I-5 to the City's existing treatment plant. Balfour Beatty served as the general contractor responsible for the construction of the major permanent works on the project that consisted of: 

  • New cast-in-place reinforced concrete intake structure in the river founded on H-Pile
  • Pump station building atop the intake, with extensive architectural features and local artists’ work
  • Eight vertical turbine raw water pumps – six 300 HP and 23 MGD pumps and two 150 HP and 11.5 MGD pumps
  • Automated stainless-steel fish screen cleaning system for backwashing 16 main intake screens
  • New reinforced concrete box girder access bridge to the intake structure
  • Twin 54" diameter raw water conveyance piping from intake to existing treatment plant
  • Twin 72" micro-tunnels under I- 5 to carry raw water piping
  • Public plaza atop reconstructed levee incorporate stained, colored concrete and artists’ work
  • Paved bicycle paths – the upper path leads to and from the plaza, and the lower path bypasses under the bridge
  • Main electrical substation east of levee
  • Public parking lot