DPWD, along with Partnering Agencies (City of Modesto and City of Turlock), developed the NVRRWP to address water supply shortages on the west side of California’s San Joaquin Valley. This pipeline allows the cities of Modesto and Turlock to permanently remove their wastewater discharges from the San Joaquin River and put their recycled water to beneficial reuse. The program’s recycled water provides a reliable water source for food production on thousands of acres of farmland, meeting at least one quarter of the annual supply requirement of the DPWD landowners. Additionally, the NVRRWP reduces the unsustainable reliance on groundwater supplies and pumping from the Delta, helps meet the State Water Board’s recycled water goals, and transport an essential supply of water to nearby wildlife refuges.
For this project Ranger Pipelines constructed approximately 7.2 miles of 42-inch diameter pipeline and appurtenances, 3 microtunnels, roadway restoration, a flow meter vault, flow control vault, and associated mechanical, electrical, and instrumentation equipment.
City of Turlock
West Yost Associates
This project was awarded the ASCE AWARD – 2020 Sacramento Section Outstanding Wastewater Treatment Award.