Construction work is under way on $3.1 million in improvements to a key part of Placer County’s wastewater collection system in North Auburn.
Improvements to the Auburn Ravine Lift Station are scheduled to be completed in late November. Located near the intersection of Auburn Ravine Road and Oak Tree Drive in the city of Auburn, the facility pumps sewage to a pipeline that conveys wastewater to the county treatment plant on Joeger Road in North Auburn.
Placer County officials gathered at the site recently for a brief ceremony marking the start of work on the project.
“The lift-station improvements are an important part of Placer County’s ongoing efforts to upgrade its wastewater treatment system in North Auburn, and a great example of collaboration between the Facility Services Department and county Redevelopment Agency,” said Supervisor Jim Holmes, the 3rd District representative on the Placer County Board of Supervisors. “By using redevelopment funds to help finance the improvements, we can complete the project without asking ratepayers to pick up most of the costs.”
The Redevelopment Agency contributed $2 million to the project.
County Environmental Engineering reported that generally work on the project will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. It anticipates only one week of temporary lane closures on Auburn Ravine Road and three days of through-the-night work. The construction contract allows for blasting, but the contractor will make every effort to minimize its use and notify residents in the immediate vicinity before blasting is used.
Placer County is upgrading the lift station to meet current wastewater flow volumes and expand the facility’s capacity to accommodate planned growth identified in the Placer County General Plan. The upgrades include remodeling and upsizing the existing building; replacing and adding emergency wastewater storage; and adding larger pumps, a new generator, and new controls. The lift station was built in 1959.
For more information, call Environmental Engineering at 530-889-6846 or go online to www.placer.ca.gov/Sewer.
|Placer County officials grab their shovels for a recent ceremony celebrating the start of construction work on improvements to the Auburn Ravine Lift Station, a key part of the county’s wastewater collection system in North Auburn. Pictured from the left are Senior Civil Engineer Dave Atkinson, Director of Facility Services Jim Durfee, Associate Civil Engineer Heather Knutson, Supervisor Jim Holmes of the Placer County Board of Supervisors, Deputy Director of Facility Services Will Dickinson and Environmental Engineering Manager Bill Zimmerman|