Making Way for Water

by Kevin Monroe, P.E., Principal Engineer; Montgomery Watson, Walnut Creek, CA,
Michael H. Matson, P.E., Principal Engineer; Montgomery Watson, Walnut Creek, CA,
Bruce Burnworth, P.E., Principal Engineer; Penfield & Smith, Santa Barbara, CA,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1998, Vol. 68, Issue 6, Pg. 68-71

Document Type: Feature article


The State Water Project Coastal Branch Aqueduct and Extensions brings 48,000 acre feet of water annually to 23 Southern California communities. built over five years, the project involved building a 43 MGD water treatment plant and installing nearly 140 miles of underground pipeline in some of California's most challenging terrain. To address the many challenges this project presented�among them, building the treatment plant near the San Andreas Fault and avoiding impact to sensitive habitats�the project team designed the plant to ensure seismic integrity and used the latest in trenchless technology.

Subject Headings: Water treatment plants | Water pipelines | Project management | Trenchless technology | Terrain | Team building | Seismic tests

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