Booster station installation to be considered by Apache Junction Water District

The electrical service entrance section. (Apache Junction Water District)

A contract to construct and install a new 800-amp service entrance section and 600kW generator at booster station No. 2 and well No. 6, 575 E. Baseline Ave., is to be considered March 16 by the Apache Junction Water Utilities Community Facilities District board.

The generator is on order and is expected to be delivered in March, according to a water district document provided with the meeting’s agenda.

Apache Junction City Council members serve as the water utilities community facilities district board. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the City Council Chambers, 300 E. Superstition Blvd.

The construction would be through a City of El Mirage job order contract for water and wastewater projects with an amount not to exceed $179,523.80.

“This is to replace an existing electrical service entrance section that no longer meets SRP’s specifications and install a new generator,” according to the meeting’s agenda.

Frank L. Blanco

The generator will power booster station and well No. 6 and completes backup-power availability for all water sites, according to “Director’s Report – 031919 “ slides for Water District Director Frank Blanco’s director’s report to the board.

Garney Companies Inc. is to be the general contractor and Keller Electric is to be the subcontractor, according to the report to the board.

Work is to be completed in June, according to an agreement between Garney Co. and the water district.

“The term of this contract shall be performed from March 19, 2019 through June 30, 2019. Extensions shall only be allowed as mutually agreed upon in writing by the parties,” according to the Project No. WD 2018-02 agreement.

The water district supplies well water – groundwater – pumped from the Eastern Salt River Sub-Basin Aquifer, which flows southwesterly under Apache Junction and its surrounding areas. The groundwater is treated for arsenic removal where necessary, disinfected with chlorine, pumped into storage tanks and blended with Colorado River water transported through the CAP canal system, according to the district’s website,

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