What's Going On Now
Week of March 3, 2014
The orifice plate was removed, resized, reinstalled and tested in bypass mode, and the pump operated without fail. The well was placed in service February 27. The contractor is completing minor repair work to the wellhead insulation, sound panels, and a portion of the exterior building that were damaged during rehabilitation. Staff will recommend project final acceptance at the Board on March 24.
Week of February 17, 2014
A modified orifice plate will be installed and tested by February 25 at which time the well will be pumped for one week into the distribution system and vibration testing will be conducted. Staff anticipates all well construction activities will be complete by the second week of March.
Week of February 3, 2014
The step drawdown, constant rate tests, and water quality sampling were completed this week. The test pump was removed, and the permanent well pump was also reinstalled this week. The well is being pumped for one week as a test prior to delivering flow into the distribution system. Staff anticipates all well construction activities will be complete by February 14.
Week of January 20, 2014
The primary well rehabilitation activities have been completed. Staff has directed the contractor to continue pumping the well in an effort to reduce the sand levels. Recent sand levels measured at the design flow rate of 2,000 gpm have dropped to about 5 ppm, which indicates that the additional pumping is helping to stabilize the well.
Week of January 6, 2014
This week, the contractor will begin mechanical redevelopment efforts. Step draw down and constant rate tests will be conducted the second or third week of January followed by reinstallation of the vertical turbine production pump and new pump column.
Week of December 9, 2013
Best Drilling and Pump has completed initial brushing and bailing, well video and CITM survey, and chemical addition for removal of biogrowth and corrosion by-products from the well. This week, the contractor is airlifting acidified well water to settling tanks for neutralization and discharging. The contractor will begin mechanical redevelopment efforts next week.
Week of November 11, 2013
Staff held the pre-construction meeting with Best Pump and Drilling, Inc. November 4 and met with the City of Santa Ana Parks Department staff on November 8 to review the temporary construction fencing and site layout for the rehabilitation at Lillie King Park. The contractor anticipates mobilizing this week.
Week of October 28, 2013
The contract has been executed, and staff issued the NTP last week. The pre-construction meeting is scheduled for November 4.
Week of October 14, 2013
Best Drilling & Pump, Inc. submitted completed contract documents, which were sent to legal counsel for review the week of October 7. Once approved, staff will hold the pre-construction meeting with Best. The project is scheduled for completion in January 2014.
Week of October 2, 2013
The NOA letter and contract documents were sent to Best Drilling & Pump, Inc. for processing on September 25. Once completed, a preconstruction meeting will be held. Project is scheduled for completion in January 2014.
Week of September 16, 2013
Best Drilling & Pump, Inc. is the apparent low bidder. Staff will recommend construction award to Best at the September 23 Board meeting.
Week of September 2, 2013
Bids are due this week, and staff will make a recommendation for construction award to the Board in September with an anticipated project completion in January 2014.
Week of August 19, 2013
Invitations to bid were transmitted to five well rehabilitation contractors August 8, and a pre-bid meeting held August 15, with two contractors in attendance. Bids are due September 5.
Rehabilitation is anticipated to include rigorous mechanical and chemical cleaning. Construction will begin September 2013 and conclude January 2014.
Well 2 Rehabilitation Project
Dyer Road Well 2 map