Status of the South Valley Drinking Water Project (SVDWP)
This project is a joint effort of Bernalillo County, the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (ABCWUA), the State of New Mexico through legislative funding and federal funding through our congressional delegation. The overall project is being designed and constructed by Bernalillo County, and when finished, will be owned, operated and maintained by the ABCWUA.
*** In Design ***
Scope of Phase 7: Consists of a water distribution system for residents between Los Padillas Road and the I-25 Intersection and from Coors Boulevard to the Rio Grande. Improvements will include waterlines, fire protection, and roadway improvements.
Schedule: The project is in design, which includes identifying location of water lines, identifying easements, and obtaining the applicable permits.
General Project Information:
Engineer | Amor Solano
Project Start Date | September 2011
Design Consultant | Bernalillo County
Design Costs | $200,000 In-house
Design Completion Date | July 2013
Construction Contractor | TBD
Construction Costs | TBD
Construction NTP | Fall 2013
Contract Length | 9 months
Planned Sub. Completion | Fall 2014
*** In Planning ***
Additional Phases of the Water System (Phases 8 & 9)
Additional phases of the distribution system are planned. These will extend water service down from the north to the southern edge of the County at the Isleta Pueblo boundary. Depending upon available funding, this work will be done in two or three phases. The last two phases of the SVDWP will provide water service west of Coors Blvd in the Powers Way, Winchester, and Douglas area. The estimate cost for the future phases is approximately $19 million.
Phase 1 – Complete
The first phase of the SVDWP consisted of the construction of a 36-inch transmission pipeline and small portion of 10-inch distribution line. The start and point of connection for the transmission waterline is at Broadway and the Tijeras Channel just north of Bobby Foster Road; the transmission waterline ends just west of the intersection at Coors Boulevard and Pajarito Road. The total length of transmission waterline constructed is 22,310 linear feet, the total length of distribution water line constructed along Pajarito Road is 7,500 feet. The project cost $13.4 million and was completed in July 2007.
Phases 2 and 2A – Complete
The construction of the South Valley Drinking Water Project from Metzgar Road to Raymac Road, east of Coors Blvd. was completed in August 2008. Over 140,000 linear feet of water line and 1200 water services were installed in the area in addition to over 240 fire hydrants. The total construction cost was $9.7 million.
Phase 3: Transmission West and Reservoir – Complete
The project included 9600 lineal feet of 36-inch transmission line along Pajarito Road from Coors Blvd to the reservoir location, which is 3,000 feet west of Douglas Road. The Pajarito Reservoir is filled from the Miles Reservoir located near Carlisle and Gibson. The reservoir provides a redundant system to ensure a stable water supply for residents in the valley floor. The total construction cost was $6.7 million.
Phase 4: Pump Station – Complete
The water supply pump station will be located on the southeast corner of Pajarito Road and Isleta Blvd. The pump station building will contain large pumps to push water up to the Phase 3 reservoir. The pump station is required so that additional services can be provided throughout the southwest valley area. Construction on the pump station started in August 2009 and is scheduled to be complete by end of July 2010; the cost of construction cost is $1.9 million.
Phase 5: Distribution System, Raymac to Cherry Tree Lane – Complete
This phase of the SVDWP provided service to the area bounded by Raymac Road on the north, Cherry Tree Lane and Court on the south, Coors Blvd. on the west and the Rio Grande on the east. The project installed over 50,000 linear feet of water line and provided water service to 333 lots. The construction cost was $3.3 million.
Phase 6: Cherry Tree Lane to Los Padillas - Complete
Phase 6 consists of water services for residents between Cherry Tree Lane/Della Road to Los Padillas Road and from Coors Blvd east to the Isleta Blvd with a few streets services east of Isleta. The project is in design and the construction cost is estimated at $6 million.
Phase 6A - Complete
Consists of work only on Coors, Isleta, Norment/Luchetti, Los Padillas, and the roads between Coors and McKim. Construction completed in August 2011.
Phase 6B - Complete
Consists of water services for residents between Cherry Tree Lane/Della Road to Los Padillas Road and from Coors Blvd east to the Isleta Blvd with a few streets services east of Isleta. Phase 6B consists of all arterial roads not included in Phase 6A.
Other Staff Contacts:
Brad Catanach, P.E., Engineering Manager at 848-1518
Nolan Bennett, P.E., Construction Manager at 848 -1534
Last updated 06/19/2013