CalGeo Presents 2017 Project of the Year Award
At the CalGeo annual conference, Leighton was presented the Large Project of the Year Award for our work on the Burris Pump Station.
Groundwater basins are a critical part of Orange County’s water supply, accounting for nearly 70% of the total supply. The 125-acre Burris Basin holds water diverted from the Santa Ana River equal to the need for nearly 300,000 households each year. Water from here is then pumped through a 5-mile long, 66-inch pipeline for recharge at the Santiago Basins. This project replaced the aging pump system with vertical turbine pumps installed in a circular wetwell, with new electrical and mechanical equipment and a 50-foot deep intake pipe installed on the slope of a new embankment.