Regional Water System Improvements

Client: Hetch Hetchy Water & Power

WRE was part of a team that conducted a preliminary engineering evaluation and prepared a cost estimate and implementation plan for improvements to several water storage and transmission facilities in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. The improvements will help achieve long-term water quality, security, and other operational goals for a regional water system serving over 2 million people. WRE engineers worked on a wide range of tasks, including:

  • Assessment of existing facilities, site and regulatory constraints, reservoir operations, and future operating requirements.
  • Screening of potential structural and non-structural improvements to meet pre-established goals.
  • Preparation of feasibility-level designs, permitting requirements, cost opinions and implementation plan for the preferred improvements.
  • Facilitation of workshops with client’s engineering personnel to brainstorm alternatives and discuss recommendations.