The City of Bluffdale revamped an old irrigation well and built a new well house to match the newly constructed apartments surrounding it. The project included a temporary pumping setup and a temporary water right to immediately being operating until permanent arrangements could be made.
In order for Saratoga Springs, Utah, to continue to grow at its current rate, additional storage was needed in its pressurized irrigation system. HAL provided design and construction management services for a 17-acre-foot concrete-lined storage pond and a 3,200 gallon-per-minute pump station.
HAL planned, designed, and oversaw construction of a 10,000 gpm irrigation pump station adjacent to Utah Lake. The new project provides water to the City’s growing southern area and allows the City to utilize Utah Lake water rights rather than canals.
HAL was recently selected to design three new deep, large-diameter wells for the Central Utah Water Conservancy District, extending HAL’s role into the next phase of the largest groundwater development project in Utah.
HAL completed a detailed hydraulic analysis to refine proposed storage locations and piping modifications. Following the analysis, HAL provided engineering services for the design, bidding, and construction of two new storage tanks and transmission pipelines.
The Central Utah Water Conservancy District contracted HAL to plan, design, and manage a groundwater development project that will supply water to some 160,000 people. The project is the largest of its kind in Utah, with some of the state’s largest and deepest wells.
HAL helped Kearns Improvement District design and permit a new water tank and pipeline on a busy site while maintaining access, water service, and public acceptance during construction.
The Columbia River system, lifeblood of the Pacific Northwest, contains over 60 dams. HAL assisted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with a winter operations study using HEC-ResSim and custom scripts.
HAL assisted Elko City, Nevada, with flood delineation and flood mitigation projects. The effort included detailed hydraulic analysis of a reach of the Humboldt River, plus analysis and design of flood mitigation measures on Metzler Wash, Culleys Gully, and Eight Mile Creek. HEC-RAS water surface profiles were used to analyze existing flooding potential and evaluate alternative mitigation measures. Letters of Map Revision (LOMRs) were successfully submitted to FEMA for the projects resulting in improved floodplain conditions.
HAL assisted the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources with design review and construction support for a new fish screen at Red Fleet Reservoir near Vernal, Utah. The screen keeps non-native game fish from entering the Colorado River system where they would otherwise compete with endangered species.
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HAL provides engineering litigation support to many local and regional attorneys and legal firms. Services include historic or projected flood conditions, flood damage investigation, post-fire runoff evaluation, flood debris retention, mine tunnel flows, canal use rights, irrigation demand, well failures, surface and groundwater interference, wetland creation, nuisance water, engineer’s duty and professional conduct, property boundary disputes, and development potential and land condemnation.
HAL completed a major update to Spanish Fork City’s Drinking Water Master Plan. Key technical issues included understanding the City’s multi-zone water distribution system, projecting water demands that consider the long-term effects of drought and conservation, developing innovative approaches to pipe network modeling, and updating the City’s GIS-based water infrastructure database.
HAL prepared designs and specifications for the Jordan River Diversion Structure Replacement. The structure, located on Utah’s Jordan River just north of 2100 South in Salt Lake City, diverts a portion of the Surplus Canal flow into the Jordan River to meet downstream irrigation requirements and control flood flows. The project features two motor-driven 10′ × 14′ radial gates, energy dissipation blocks within the gate, precast 10′ × 5′ box culverts, and downstream erosion protection.
HAL was part of a multi-firm team that designed this $18 million project in Cache County, Utah. It enclosed several canals using precast concrete box culvert, cast-in-place concrete box culvert, reinforced concrete pipe (RCP), PVC pipe, and HDPE pipe. The project also included a new diversion structure on the Logan River with fish screens and an automatic brush cleaning system. The project was designed, constructed, and opened in just over one year. In 2013 it was named “Outstanding Municipal/Utility Project” by Utah Construction & Design.
HAL planned, designed, and provided construction engineering services for the Peoples Canal Piping Project in Daggett County, Utah. The project enclosed the existing canal with nearly 8 miles of HDPE pipe with diameters ranging from 24 to 48 inches. The project met of all of its goals—including completion before the irrigation season—and has conserved water, reduced operating costs, and improved reliability. The project won an Engineering Excellence Merit Award from ACEC Utah.
This drinking water project in Draper, Utah, included design and construction of a booster pump station with two 400 horsepower, 1700 gallon-per-minute vertical turbine pumps with pump barrels. The project required geotechnical investigation, hydraulic analysis, transient surge analysis, surge tank design, building design, variable frequency drive design, and a chiller cooling system.
South Salt Lake City selected HAL to design and manage construction of 3,800 feet of 30-inch-diameter trunk sewer along Andy Avenue, 300 West, and Utopia Avenue. The project included surveying, loading calculations, hydraulic modeling, geotechnical issues, pipeline design, conflicting utilities, UTA Trax (light rail) crossing design, easements, and cost estimation.
Highland City, Utah, has grown rapidly in recent years, straining its wastewater collection system. Consequently, the City desired a master plan that would both address existing system deficiencies and recommend future infrastructure to support further growth. HAL completed a Wastewater Collection System Master Plan with a schedule of capital projects to meet these needs.
HAL assisted with the construction of two wastewater pump stations for Granger-Hunter Improvement District. Both are of the dry well / wet well prefabricated type. The Valley Downs Pump Station includes two pumps rated at 500 gallons per minute; the Wheeler Pump Station contains two pumps rated at 650 gallons per minute. Both pump stations are approximately 30 feet deep and were constructed inside sheet piling to accommodate small construction sites in residential neighborhoods. Both feature backup power generation.