PIVOX Corporation served as General Contractor for construction of a potable water supply system for drinking water and irrigation supply for the community of Hinkley, California, as part of PG&E’s Hinkley Compressor Station groundwater remediation program.
PIVOX constructed wellhead piping, power supply, transmission pipeline, and controls system for a water supply system consisting of 2 production wells with a total capacity of over 300 gallons per minute and incorporating over 30,000 feet of underground water pipeline. This project provided drinking-quality water total local farmers, the Hinkley Compressor Station, the PG&E groundwater remediation system, and the Hinkley School. The new water supply system was fully sanitized, inspected, and certified by the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health.
A critical component of this project was upgrading water supply equipment at the Hinkley Compressor Station while the Station remained fully operational. These improvements had to be installed by temporarily isolating the entire Station from its water supply, installing new equipment, and restoring service while the Station operated temporarily on stored water. PIVOX construction project managers worked closely with PG&E facility engineers and operators to carefully plan the work and minimize operational risk to this facility, which is critical for delivering natural gas to PG&E’s entire northern California service area.
This project also required multiple under-crossings of PG&E’s main gas transmission pipeline with new water supply pipeline. PIVOX coordinated with PG&E and the project engineer to ensure that the crossing was completed to PG&E requirements and with appropriate PG&E and agency oversight.