North Valley Regional Recycled Water Project in Contest for Engineering Drone Video of the Year
O’Dell Engineering’s drone video of the North Valley Regional Recycled Water Project is in a contest to be named Engineering Drone Video of the Year for Civil + Structural Engineer Magazine. If you have a moment, please vote for our video! Voting ends February 22, 2018.
O’Dell Engineering provided land surveying services for the North Valley Regional Recycled Water Project in Modesto, CA. This video showcases a major construction milestone that was completed on the project. It involved pulling a pre-assembled section of 42” diameter steel pipe, approximately ½ mile long (2,782.07 feet to be exact), underneath the San Joaquin River. The pipe was pulled by a drill which originated on the opposite side of the river, creating the opening and setting the path for the return trip. The pipe plunges to a depth of ~70 feet so that it passes no less than 50 feet below the bottom of the San Joaquin River. The pipeline will ultimately convey recycled water produced from the Modesto Jennings Road Wastewater Treatment Plant to the Delta Mendota Canal. The goal of the project is to connect the City of Modesto wastewater treatment plant with other agencies and users who can make use of their abundant “recycled water” supply as part of a statewide effort to reduce our dependence on groundwater resources.