(Updated March 20, 2017)
All major construction activities at Las Virgenes MWD Westlake Filtration Plant and the Pump Station have been completed. The contractors are working on punch list items and fine tuning electrical and mechanical equipment to make the two facilities fully operational.
|(Updated February 21, 2017)
Work is nearing completion at the pump station, all six pumps and motors are in place.
Crews are completing electrical testing and site clean-up work.
(Updated September 28, 2016)
The new emergency generator for the pump station being hoisted into position.
The generator’s protective housing being lowered into place.
(Updated September 12, 2016)
Electricians continue to install the complex wiring systems for the new pumps.
Two of the new electric pumps are in place; more will follow.
(Updated August 3, 2016)
Electrician has begun installing protective conduits for the new power and control systems at the pump station. When complete, all conduits will be buried.
(Updated July 27, 2016)
Concrete was poured to form the base for the backup generator.
(Updated July 25, 2016)
On Wednesday, July 27, concrete will be delivered to the pump station site, beginning at 9 a.m. It is anticipated that up to four deliveries will be made to pour the foundation for the new backup generator.
(Updated July 20, 2016)
Work is underway installing electrical conduits for the new pumps and the building’s upgraded lighting system.
In the coming weeks, approximately five concrete deliveries are expected for the base of the emergency generator.
(Updated July 6, 2016)
On Thursday, July 7, a crane will again be at the pump station work site to lift the propane tank away from its pad. In addition, the old concrete pad is scheduled to be demolished on Thursday, July 7 and Friday, July 8. Some noise and construction traffic should be expected in the Three Springs Park area during these activities.
(Updated July 1, 2016)
Workers remove one of the old internal combustion engines from the Westlake Pump Station. Electric motors will replace the engines.
(Updated June 30, 2016)
On Friday, July 1, a crane is scheduled to lift two pumps out of the pump station building and move the propane tank off its foundation. The crane will be visible from Three Springs Park.
(Updated June 16, 2016)
Upgrade work has commenced at the Pump Station including the removal of old equipment and site preparation for the installation of new support infrastructure.
(Updated June 6, 2016)
This project is one of the final components in the District’s multi-year “Backbone Improvement Program,” an infrastructure improvement initiative designed to ensure reliable water service to the Districts’ customers through improved flow volumes and system capacity under normal and emergency operating conditions.
During the week of June 6, work will commence on upgrading the Westlake Pump Station adjacent to Three Springs Park in Westlake Village.
The first elements of the project will include placing an onsite construction management office and internal electrical work at the facility.
This extensive project will replace older equipment, some of it in use since the 1970s.
Included in the project will be new electrically-powered pumps, replacing older natural-gas powered units, building maintenance and upgrades and the installation of a backup generator.