Based upon a Feasibility Study prepared by Provost & Pritchard in August of 2020, the Project would consist of the following improvements:
• A new 12-inch diameter pipeline crossing installed in a 24-inch diameter steel casing, in accordance with Caltrans Specifications under State Route 99 (SR 99), replacing an existing 4-inch pipeline crossing. Crossing will utilize jack & bore method. The existing 4-inch pipeline will be abandoned in place.
• Interconnection of this new 12-inch undercrossing pipeline to existing distribution pipelines west of SR 99, at Main Street and East Court Avenue, utilizing open trench method.
• A new 12-inch diameter water main installed east of SR 99 in North Park Drive replacing the existing 4-inch distribution line serving existing connections in the northeast area of Pixley. Installation will utilize open trench method.
• Interconnection of the new 12-inch main east of SR 99 to existing pipelines serving the eastern area of Pixley, at North Park Drive and East Howard Avenue, utilizing open trench method.
The interconnections of the new larger diameter crossing of State Route 99 would complete a “loop” which would allow for additional potable water supply reliability and reduce pressure issues which will benefit the water service.