As previously reported, EOCWD is undertaking significant sewer maintenance projects in North Tustin. Particularly in the area of Irvine Blvd. and Browning Avenue. In our ongoing effort to be transparent, we will be updating this News post throughout the project so our customers and visitors to the area can follow our progress.
The project hours will be 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. but we will be working hard to keep impacts on commuters to a minimum.
Come back to this page throughout the project period to get the latest progress reports and information!
August 1, 2018
Thank you to the residents of Browning Avenue, Eveningside Lane, Hickory-Branch Road and Bubbling-Well Road for your patience, fortitude and friendliness during this important project.
We are very happy to report that the project was completed 8 days before our deadline. The contractor, W.A. Rasic Construction, encountered several problems during the project, but was able to minimize time delays by working on the weekend of July 30th. Time completion was very important to us because school is starting up at Tustin Memorial Academy on August 13th and we didn't want to interfere with the flow of -traffic at this school and/or this important intersection.
This project was particularly difficult as both a large, high-pressure jet fuel line and a large, high-pressure natural gas line, as well as a large water line and a bank of regional internet lines, were present in the first northbound lane on Irvine Boulevard; the contractor excavated (to almost 20' deep) and worked around these critical utilities to replace the sewer line. Shown below are pictures from the project.
This specific project completes a year-long effort to replace sagging sewer pipelines in six different places within our service area. These projects will ensure that wastewater continues to flow unimpeded down to Fountain Valley for eventual treatment at Orange County Sanitation District's treatment plant and further purification at the Orange County Water District's Water Replenishment Plant - where it will eventually be recharged into our groundwater basin and reused as potable drinking water someday.
Operations Manager Jerry Mendzer (Blue Hat) inspects work progress
18" deep trench with shoring and multiple utilities crossing it make for a constricted work site! The day this was taken, temperatures in the trench reached over 105 degrees!
Two neighbors allowed us to pump sewage from a manhole on Browning Avenue through their property over to another manhole on Eveningside Lane for five days during a critical portion of the work. This allowed us to limit the number of residents without sewer service - can't thank them enough for their willingness to be inconvenienced to help out their neighbors and us!