Applegate Regional Sewer Pipeline Project
To comply with an enforcement order from the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board, Placer County will be installing a pump station and pipeline to convey Applegate’s wastewater to the existing sewer collection system for treatment at the SMD 1 Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in North Auburn and, ultimately, decommissioning the treatment ponds at the Applegate WWTP.
The new pump station will be constructed on Applegate Road near Merry Lane. The pipeline will run approximately 5.5 miles from the new pump station in Applegate, along Applegate Road, Placer Hills Road, Sugar Pine Road, and Winchester Club Drive where it will connect to the existing collection system between Deer Run and Lodge View Drive.
- Clipper Gap Road Park and Ride will be inaccessible during part of the project; signs will be posted in advance.
- Construction hours from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m, weekdays (possible weekend or night work).
- Large trucks and trenching equipment in roadways (traffic control will be implemented; delays are possible).
- Minimal impacts to driveway access and sewer service (no impacts to private septic systems).
- Prior notification regarding changes to work hours, sewer service impacts, or private property access.
The $7.67 million project is funded, in part, by a $2.1 million grant from the Environmental Protection Agency. The Placer County General Fund has paid $975,000 and approximately $4.6 million of the total Project cost is a loan from the Solid Waste Management Enterprise Fund. It is not anticipated that the Applegate County Service Area (CSA) will generate sufficient revenues during the proposed loan term to repay the annual interest; therefore, the repayment obligation will likely fall to the County General Fund.
- June 2012 to Early October 2012: Pipeline construction along Placer Hills Road, west of I-80, to connection in Winchester.
- Mid-August 2012 to Mid-November 2012: Underground crossing of I-80 (details on impacts to Clipper Gap Park and Ride below in January Update)
- July 2012 to March 2013: Construction of pump station
- Early September 2012 to December 2012: Pipeline construction from pump station site to east side of I-80
- Mid-April 2013: Anticipated construction completion