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Project to Install Sewer Lines and Pump Station Ready to Begin

May 02, 2013

Travelers along Auburn Folsom Road, between Loomis and Granite Bay, may want to allow for a little extra travel time during the next several months.  Placer County Environmental Engineering is scheduled to begin construction of a new pump station and 2.5 miles of new sewer pipeline.

 Map of the area where installation of new pipeline will take place.
The sewer pipeline will be installed along Auburn Folsom Road, extending from the Sewer Maintenance District 3 (SMD 3) Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) near Dick Cook Road, to existing sewer pipelines near Twin Rocks Road.  The new pump station will be constructed on the existing SMD 3 WWTP site.

This project is necessary to comply with an enforcement order from the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board and will convey wastewater from SMD 3 (Horseshoe Bar area) to existing sewer lines in SMD 2 (Granite Bay area) for treatment at the Dry Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Roseville.

Construction activities along Auburn Folsom Road are scheduled from May 2013 through February 2014 with crews normally working weekdays from 6:00 am – 6:00 pm and Saturdays from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm.  

Residents of the affected areas can expect the following during the course of construction:

  • Possible lane closure Monday through Friday between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm.
  • Possible work between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm Monday through Friday.
  • Large trucks and trenching equipment in roadways. Traffic-control measures will be implemented and delays are possible; however no road closures are anticipated at this time. Please allow extra travel time in your schedule. 
  • Minimal impacts to driveway access.
  • Placer County will provide prior notification for night work, sewer service, or driveway access. Notifications will be provided via postcard, letter, or hand-delivered door hanger.

Placer County Environmental Engineering has obtained $3.9 million in grant funds from the United States Army Corps of Engineers, a County Treasury Loan for $2.8 million, $900,000 from the County’s General Fund, and is in the process of securing a $6.2 million loan from the Clean Water Act State Revolving Fund for this $13.8 million project.

For more information on this project, call Walt Schwall, Senior Civil Engineer, Placer County Environmental Engineering, at (530) 886-4942 or by clicking on this link: SMD 3 PROJECT