As reservoirs are built or enlarged to meet growing water demands, raw water must be conveyed from rivers and canals to fill the reservoirs and then from the reservoirs to downstream water users including municipalities, farmers, and others. RJH provides engineering services for raw water conveyance infrastructure, frequently in conjunction with development of a reservoir project. Our experience includes pipelines, pump stations, control valves and gates, river diversions, tunnels, and canals.
We have designed pump stations that range from small, packaged units to conventional wet wells with above-grade control buildings for pumping capacities as large as 150 cubic feet per second. We have designed conveyance pipelines for a variety of pipeline materials and for diameters ranging from 12 to 48 inches.
RJH has specialized expertise providing geotechnical and geologic engineering for large pipeline projects. We led the geotechnical design for one of the largest raw water conveyance projects in recent Colorado history that included over 65 miles of pipeline, pump stations, and a 150 million gallons per day treatment plant.
Our water conveyance engineering services include:
- Master planning
- New infrastructure design
- Infrastructure rehabilitation design
- Hydraulic analyses and modeling
- Geotechnical investigations
- Operations and maintenance plans
- Quality assurance and design reviews
- Construction management services