Saddleback Lift Station Improvements Project

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Project Description

Placer County is renovating the Saddleback Lift Station (SBLS), built in 1979, in order to meet the capacity needs for the Saddleback Subdivision at buildout (144 connections) and to accommodate the high inflow and infiltration that occurs during the winter months. In order to upgrade the lift station components, meet peak wet weather flow demands, and accommodate planned buildout, the lift station improvements will include:

  • Installing a new emergency shower and eyewash
  • Installing new pumps, a new back-up generator, and new electrical controls
  • Removing the existing overflow storage tanks and installing two new tanks
  • Replacing the existing wet well with a fiberglass wet well
  • Upgrading data acquisition and odor control systems

Notice of Exemption

A Notice of Exemption (PDF) was prepared for this project.

Project Location

The SBLS is located at the northwest corner of Dry Creek Road and Blue Grass Drive in North Auburn.

Project Schedule

Construction will begin December 3, 2014 and is anticipated to be complete by June 2015.

What to Expect 

  • Large trucks and equipment entering Bluegrass Drive (traffic control will be implemented; delays should be expected).
  • Occasional lane closures on Bluegrass Drive between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Point of Contact

  • Mike Barrett, Project Manager
  • Phone: 530-886-4941

Project Funding

The estimated cost for the Project is $1.75 million, which includes a 10% contingency. Funding will be provided by SMD 1 User Fees allocated for Saddleback Lift Station Improvements, with no net County cost.