This month the water district plans to remove 5,000-cubic yards of sediment from the lower west pond at the Rinconada Water Treatment Plant.
Beginning Monday, Oct. 15, the district will have heavy equipment in the pond to prepare the dirt for hauling. Super ten dump trucks will start to remove the sediment to a nearby landfill on Wednesday, Oct. 17. This work will run through Friday, Nov. 9. The work will start with eight trucks that will make multiple runs each day to the landfill, but could ramp up to a dozen trucks a day.
The lower west pond stores solids created from the water treatment process and allows for the recycling of the water on top of the pond back into the plant. Removing the sediment is part of the facility’s routine maintenance.
Trucks will enter and exit through the Granada gate beginning at 8 a.m. The work will not take place during the weekend.