Construction work at the Front of Plant (FoP) site approaches completion. SVCW’s contractor partner, Shea Parsons Joint Venture (SPJV), is wrapping up work on the interconnecting pipeline connection to the WWTP influent. The interconnecting pipeline is a new 63-inch diameter high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe that will convey wastewater from the FoP headworks facility to the existing WWTP. With the installation of the pipe segments complete, SPJV also finished hydrotesting of the pipeline to make sure the pipeline was ready to put into service, before commencing full operation. Current activities include installing various pipe appurtenances, such as valves and flanges. Miscellaneous yard work and site improvements are also ongoing at the site.
Efforts towards a safe and timely startup of the Front of Plant facilities continue to make headway. Functional testing at the Headworks, Receiving Lift Station (RLS), and Surge and Flow Splitter (SFS) shaft has been successfully completed to ensure all systems function as per design. An acceptance test at each of the three facilities is currently in progress. This is the final step before commencing full startup, to determine if the systems meet contract specification requirements.