Vineyard Surface Water Treatment Plant

Vineyard Surface Water Treatment Plant

The Vineyard Surface Water Treatment Plant can clean 50 million gallons of water a day – and you would never guess from looking at it. With design elements that match the northern California aesthetic, this plant works hard and looks great doing it.

The Vineyard Surface Water Treatment Plant can clean 50 million gallons of water a day – and you would never guess from looking at it. With design elements that match the northern California aesthetic, this plant works hard and looks great doing it.

Location
Sacramento, CA
Client
Sacramento County Water Agency
Year Completed
2012
Sector
Water
Value
$100M - $700M
Certifications
LEED Gold
Market Type
Purification
Services
General Contracting

Balfour Beatty served as the general contractor responsible for the construction of the new 50 MGD plant that is expandable to 100 MGD. Balfour Beatty self-performed over 70,000-cy of concrete. The company also self-performed all of the underground and above-grade piping, mechanical and equipment work.

The plant treats potable water for residents and businesses in south Sacramento County. The major structures at the plant include a 24 MG clear well and contact basin, flow distribution structure, 4.8 MG flocculation/sedimentation basins, filters, wash water basin, solids thickener, chemical storage and feed, high service pump station, stormwater detention basin, warehouse/shop buildings, and a 35,500-sf LEED Gold Administration/Control Building which was initially planned to only achieve LEED Silver. Caustic soda was added to the treated water to correct and balance pH levels.

Other pertinent components include yard piping, above ground piping, pumps, valves, surge tanks, storage tanks, slide gates, chemical feed systems, compressed air and water systems, electrical gear, controls and instrumentation, and SCADA systems for monitoring, alarming, software interlocking and control functionality of the plant control systems.