Bickford Ranch Sewer System

BEN|EN staff performed engineering services for this regional sewer pipeline project from 2002 to 2007. BEN|EN staff took a lead role in negotiating a tri-party sewer service agreement between the landowner, the City of Lincoln, and the County of Placer.

The project included approval by Caltrans of an encroachment permit to allow the pipeline to be constructed in Caltrans right-of-way parallel to Highway 193. This alignment saved over three million dollars in construction costs, and simplified the environmental approval. Technical studies were performed to determine pipe size and evaluate alignment alternatives. Recommendations were accepted by Placer County and the City of Lincoln. Plans, specifications, and estimates were completed for 3.5 miles of 42”and 48”gravity sewer pipeline. The design included several creek crossings, as well as formed and raised two-stage manholes for easy access maintenance. The design also included a metering and flow quality monitoring station.

Construction management responsibilities included the following:

  • Reviewed shop drawings and material submittals for construction of the gravity sewer pipeline along Ferrari Ranch Road and SR 193
  • Responded to requests for information throughout constructionConducted periodic construction inspections to assure pipeline was being constructed per plans, specs, and submittals
  • Inspected pipeline bedding, pipe zone, and initial backfill
  • Inspected rebar spacing of concrete joint structures
  • Observed roadway reconstruction