The Project will be constructed in two phases as described below:
Phase I: A new 200,000-gallon water storage tank would be installed on an existing gravel pad within Erskine Creek Water Company property to replace a smaller existing 120,000-gallon tank to meet the demands of the 52 residents and fire flow needs in the area. The new tank would be approximately 48-feet across and 24-feet tall. Approximately 3,550 feet of new 8-inch and 280 feet of 12-inch water pipeline would be installed and connected to the new water tank to provide the 52 residents currently being served by Kernvale Mutual Water Company with clean potable drinking water. Fire hydrants would be placed along Mountain View Road to provide adequate fire flow in the area. A 5,000-gallon hydropneumatics tank would be installed near the new water tank on Erskine Creek Water Company property. Associated infrastructure components would include water meters, fittings, connections, valve boxes, air release valves, shut-off and flushing valves, asphalt and concrete road repair, with minimal vegetation removal consisting of low-lying grasses and one cottonwood tree.
Phase II: An additional pipeline would be installed and run east from the Phase I water pipeline between Kern Valley High School and Woodrow W. Wallace Elementary/Middle School to an existing water tank located across Erskine Creek Road. The existing waterlines would be abandoned in place. One new pump station may be installed in the future on Erskine Creek Water Company property near the new water tank to support the school zone areas.