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DSRSD Awards $987,500 Contract to Move Sewer Lift Station Before City Widens Dublin Boulevard
Media Contact: Renee Olsen, 925-875-2294
DUBLIN, CA–Last night, the Dublin San Ramon Services District (DSRSD) Board of Directors awarded a $987,500 contract to JMB Construction (South San Francisco, CA) to replace and relocate a sewer lift station on westbound Dublin Boulevard this summer. In addition, the DSRSD Board awarded a $238,492 task order to Carollo Engineers (Walnut Creek, CA) to manage the construction project, conduct inspections, and review materials and equipment for conformance with specifications. DSRSD is moving the sewer lift station before the City of Dublin begins widening the road between Dublin Court and Sierra Court later in the year.
The underground sewer lift station is located across from the Dublin Sports Grounds, under a sidewalk near Murco Plaza. DSRSD does not plan to close busy Dublin Boulevard at any time during the project, which should start in late April and finish in the fall. Work that requires a lane closure will be done at night, Sunday through Thursday. Even at night, at least one lane of traffic in each direction will always be open.
DSRSD is moving the lift station so staff can continue to access it without blocking traffic once the road is widened. To minimize disruption to the public, the District has arranged for the city’s contractor to move water meters, fire hydrants, and other DSRSD water and sewer facilities later, when the road is being widened. DSRSD will reimburse the city for the cost of this work through an intergovernmental reciprocal services agreement.
The lift station is an unseen but vital part of DSRSD’s sanitary sewer system. The lift station raises the elevation of sewage by 17 feet so it can continue to flow by gravity to the DSRSD Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility in Pleasanton. This avoids excessively deep trenches for downstream pipes, which would have been more costly to construct and maintain. This is the only lift station in the District’s system; elsewhere sewage flows downhill entirely by gravity to the treatment plant.
For more information on DSRSD’s sewer lift station project, visit www.dsrsd.com/sewer-lift.
For more information on the City of Dublin’s entire project, construction hours, road closures, roadway improvements, and the telephone number of the city's Public Works Department, visit www.dublin.ca.gov/roadwork.
Founded in 1953, Dublin San Ramon Services District serves 173,000 people, providing potable and recycled water service to Dublin and the Dougherty Valley area of San Ramon, wastewater collection and treatment to Dublin and south San Ramon, and wastewater treatment to Pleasanton (by contract). The District office is located at 7051 Dublin Blvd., Dublin, CA 94568. For more information visit www.dsrsd.com.
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