By Tony Mercado, Rinconada Neighborhood Liaison
The Rinconada Water Treatment Plant recently received one big package on its doorstep. And it’s going to play a large role in helping power the plant operations.
At 63-foot long, nearly 15-feet high and 16-feet wide, the pre-fabricated building will house new electrical equipment that will power nearly one-third of the water treatment plant as part of improvements under the Reliability Improvement Project. The project supports the district’s dedication to keep your water safe and reliable via construction of modernized facilities at the plant.
On March 29, 2018 around 12:20 a.m., a 100-foot long trailer quietly carted the oversized structure through More Avenue. Accompanied by officers from the California Highway Patrol, the large building started its journey from Cordelia around 10 p.m. The delivery had to take place in the off hours to adhere to state permit requirements.
A large crane at the treatment plant lifted the building from the trailer later that morning and relocated it to its permanent spot north of the ozone contactor building. The water district expects the new electrical equipment to come online this December.