Adkins has been supporting communities, utilities, irrigation districts, and even individual farmers and ranchers for decades with a wide range of water services, all striving to balance the economic, environmental, and social needs for dependable water supplies with sustainable solutions.
Our engineers are experienced in all facets of delivering water supply projects, ranging from preliminary planning all the way to treatment, design, and construction support. We can provide a multi-disciplinary team to support all of your water projects with creative, economical, and sustainable solutions and designs.
Our extensive experience in water planning and engineering includes the following areas of expertise:
Surface and Groundwater supply
Project cost estimation
Funding and grant application assistance
Regulatory compliance and permitting
Pump stations and storage
Drinking water treatment and disinfection
Distribution system analysis and design
City of Tulelake, CA – Water System Planning and Improvements and Booster Pump
Adkins’ engineers worked side by side with the City of Tulelake to evaluate the City’s aging water system, including wells and storage tanks. We developed a comprehensive Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) to summarize the status of the system along with associated recommended improvements. The primary concerns included the limited ability to control the well and storage tanks, and the unnecessary excess power usage. Not only did Adkins design a better operation scheme, but we also assisted the City to apply for and receive funding for the recommended upgrades to the water system. All upgrades have been successfully completed resulting in a substantial energy and cost savings to the City.
Keno Water Company – Water System Improvements
Adkins performed a comprehensive suite of services for Keno Water Company’s Water System Improvement Project. This included design, surveying, materials testing, constructing staking, and construction administration for approximately 1,700 feet of six-inch water main, service line transfers, fittings, valves, design, and construction of two 125,000 gallon standpipes. Also included was the construction of a pump house, a pump, all associated piping, instrumentation, controls, and the completion of a 450-foot cased 10-inch diameter potable water well with associated appurtenances. Adkins completed this $1.8 million design project on-time and within budget.
City of Bonanza – Bonanza High School Geothermal and Potable Water Wells
We worked on a wide range of services for Bonanza High School, including engineering and design, surveying, materials testing, and construction administration of approximately 1,215 feet of six-inch water main for heating and fire sprinkler improvements. Also included were 185 feet of four-inch geothermal discharge pipe, fittings, valves and related appurtenances, trenching and backfill for propane gas lines, and 1,350 feet of electrical conduits and pull boxes. Adkins also administered the construction of a 230-foot deep geothermal well and 200-foot deep geothermal injection well, well house, potable water well pump and piping, as well as all instrumentation and controls.