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Turtle Rock Reservoir and Pump Station Project

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Irvine Ranch Water District is planning improvements to its Turtle Rock Reservoir and Pump Station on Minaret, which provides safe and reliable drinking water to the community.

The project includes plans to improve and maintain water quality in the reservoir with upgrades that will include a new building for water disinfection and a mixer system to maintain the highest level of water quality in the reservoir. This structure will be located on IRWD's property, southeast of the existing building.

When: March through December, 2023

Construction hours: 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Questions? Email info@IRWD.com or call 949-453-5500

As a part of this project, the gated entry to the facility will be widened for improved access to the site, and the existing chain link gate will be replaced with an onamental steel gate. A new security fence will be installed across the reservoir acces road to address community concerns about trespassing on the reservoir access road at night.

IRWD has worked with the homeowner's association to ensure that the improvements blend with the surrounding community and maintain the aesthetics of the neighborhood, including providing additional trees to help screen the improvements.

May, 2024:  Final installation of landscaping for the project is expected to take place in late May or early June.

April, 2024:  Testing of the facility will begin early this month, which will draw more vehicles to the site than usual. Final landscaping is awaiting approval.

February, 2024:  Construction is nearly completed, but delays in equipment shipments and deliveries has created some delays. Landscapers will be completing their work in mid-February, and the entire project is now slated for completion by the end of this month, with slurry sealing of the roadway scheduled for Friday, March 1, weather permitting. One lane of traffic will be open during the the roadwork, with flaggers available to direct traffic as needed.

Week of Jan. 1:  Construction is nearing completion, with painting, fascia, gate and fencing work being done this week. The street next to the site will be slurry sealed on Friday, with one side of the road open at all times.

Week of Dec. 18:  Work will continue on onsite buildings, including electrical, interior work and painting. Remaining fencing will be installed, and job site cleanup will continue. Slurry sealing will take place once this work is completed. Delayed shipping of equipment control devices will require installlation some time in late January.

Week of Dec. 11:  Work will continue on onsite buildings, including interior work and painting. Remaining chain link fencing will be installed, and job site cleanup will begin.

Week of Dec. 4:  Construction will take place on pump and tubing installation, along with some concrete paving work.

Week of Nov. 27:  Irrigation work will be completed, along with the hatch work. 

Week of Nov. 20:  Road and irrigation work has been completed.  Crews will continue working on onsite buildings and complete hatch work in the coming two weeks. Construction will begin late next week on the driveway approach to the facility. There will be no work done on Thursday or Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Week of Nov. 6:  Installation of a drain pipe off site will be completed this week, and the job site will be graded with excess dirt removed. Concrete will be poured for the new hatches this week and into the following week.

Week of Oct. 30:  Road construction will take place this week on Minaret between Nova and Skyline to complete pipeline connections required for the project. Traffic will be reduced to one lane during construction hours, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and flaggers will be stationed to coordinate traffic flow in each direction as needed. Both lanes will be open during non-construction hours.

Week of Sept. 18:  Masonry roofing work will be completed this week. Crews will also be doing curb work for erosion control, with gate and security work scheduled to begin next week.

Week of Sept. 11:  Masonry and roofing work will take this week and into the following week on one of the onsite structures.

Week of Aug. 28:  Hatch work will be completed this week, and the exterior of the reservoir will be pressure washed. Some disinfection work will take place later in the work and into next week.. There will be no work done on Sept. 4 in observation of the Labor Day holiday.

Week of Aug. 21:  Handrail work for the stairway is expected to be completed this week. Some hatch work will be done this week and into the following week. Next week, work will begin on the footing floor and block work for the facility, and chlorine disinfction will be done to the outer reservoir.

Week of Aug. 14:  Stairway work will continue, and work will begin on a wall footing.

Week of Aug. 7:  Stairway work will continue, along with underground mechanical work.

Week of July 31:  Stairway work will continue, along with underground mechanical work.

Week of July 25:  Work will continue for the next few weeks on the stairway, landings and handrail. Work will begin this week and into next week to create building forms. Underground mechanical work will also take place this week and into the following week.

Week of July 17:  Cleaning and chlorination of the inside of the reservoir tank will continue this week, and work will start to construct a stairway to the reservoir tank.

Week of July 10:  Work will take place this week and next on a walkway and block wall on the site. Cleaning and chlorination of the inside of the reservoir tank is also scheduled to begin this week.

Week of July 3:  Once electrical work is completed, gas generators will be used to maintain power for one day while the new conduit is connected. There will be no work on Tuesday in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

Week of June 26:  Electrical conduit work will take place at the reservoir this week, along with mechanical work on the reservoir hatch. This work will continue through next week and into the following week. Generators will be used onsite for one day next week when new electrical is switched on.

Week of June 12:  Crews will begin work on top of the reservoir to establish access to the interior of the reservoir tank for upgrades and cleaning.

Week of June 5:  Pipeline work will continue this week and into the next. Crews will begin work next week on top of the reservoir in order to access the interior for upgrades and cleaning.

Week of May 29:  Work will be focused this week on underground pipe work. There will be no construction Monday in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

Week of May 22:  Irrigation relocation work will continue. Construction next week will focus on underground pipe work.

Week of May 15:  Excavation work will take place on top of the reservoir to expose hatch locations for access inside the tank. Irrigation relocation work will continue.

Week of May 8:  Demolition work will be completed this week, and work will begin to identify underground services and connections within the construction area, with that work continuing into the following week.

Week of May 1:  Demolition work will continue this week.

Week of April 24:  Work will continue this week to install fencing, remove trees and plants and concrete structures. Landscaping will be restored when the project is completed.

Week of April 17:  Work will continue this week to clear the site and to install fencing around the construction area.

Week of April 10:  Work will begin this week to clear the site of irrigation lines and vegetation, which will be replaced at the end of the project.