Kern-Tulare Water District (KTWD) owns a slant pump located on the west side of the Shafter Check in the Friant Kern Canal. The pump is occasionally used by KTWD, typically to convey water in reverse flow in the Friant Kern Canal when an exchange is not available with Arvin-Edison Water Storage District. The pump was installed in 1984 and has a capacity of 30 cfs. The pump has been used periodically at least once a year since 2012, except for 2016, when it was not used at all. ln late 2018, the pump was knocked off its mount. As a result, the trash cage is bent and the pipe supports for the pump need to be repaired. The pump is likely still operational at its full capacity, but it is not properly secured in place and should be re-mounted.
District will have a crane and operator to lift the pump back on to its mount. The contractor and/or staff will then test the pump by turning it on and evaluating its functionality. If there are any operational concerns, the pump will.be taken to a shop for repair. If the test demonstrates the pump is functioning properly I the contractor will take necessary steps to secure the pump in place for future use. The pump's pipe supports will be reset and repaired, which may include removing the existing supports, fabricating new pipe supports. and possibly adding additional supports. District staff will also paint the pipelines and appurtenances. The trash cage on the suction side of the pump will be refurbished, repaired and repainted by District staff.