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Ripon adding another well for potable water
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The City of Ripon recently hired both HCS Engineering, Inc. and Shoreline Environmental Engineering for the Well 19 Pump Station and Site Design Services.

Well No. 19 is located at the Mistlin Sports Park, where work on the first phase of the project was completed earlier in the year.

According to Engineering Supervisor James Pease, Wood Rogers, Inc. provided the construction oversite during the well drilling along with a summary report consisting of recommendations for the design capacity based on test pumping and water quality.

Enter the second phase of the project.

Work will include the installation of the permanent pump coupled with the motor and site improvements necessary to incorporate the well into the City’s potable water system.

For that, HCS Engineering ($3,500) will be brought in to provide the electrical engineering design while Shoreline Environmental Engineering ($37,300) will handle the civil / mechanical engineering design for Well 19.

Both will be paid via the Water Enterprise Capital Fund – the general services agreement will not exceed the respective amount posted.

“Due to specific elements required for the project design, staff reached out to consultant firms who specialize in designing municipal potable drinking water production wells,” Pease said in his staff report at the July 9 City Council meeting.

HCS Engineering provided the lowest proposal for the electrical design services as well as the electrical drawings for several of the City wells in the past.

Shoreline Environmental Engineering provided the lowest proposal for the civil, mechanical and structural portion of the design.

“Shoreline Environmental is very experienced in well design and has successfully worked for surrounding municipalities recently,” Pease added.