MWA: R-Cubed Project Keeps “Rolling Along”

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– In the span of a week the MWA Board of Directors approved two contracts keeping the Regional Recharge and Recovery (R³) project moving forward.

First was the contract awarded to Metro Builders & Engineers for Turnouts 3, 4, 6, and 7 for Phase 1, at a cost of $3,691,350. The bid was approximately 5.2% below the engineer’s construction cost estimate of $3,895,000. The turnout construction is the part of the

project that connects the R³ trunk pipeline and wells to multiple water agencies in the Victor Valley. Turnouts #3 and #6 are designed to serve Victorville, turnout #4 for Hesperia, and turnout #7 for Adelanto.

The second contract was awarded to Bowe Contractors from Lancaster to begin equipping recovery wells RW3, RW4, and RW5 for Phase 1 of the R³ Project at a cost of $3,456,960. The cost is 12.1% below the engineer’s construction cost estimate of $3,933,600.

Once completed, the turnouts and wells will become a vital part of the overall R³ Project. Construction for the turnout facilities and well equipping is expected to take six to eight months. Updates regarding

MWA capital projects are discussed monthly at the Engineering and Operations Committee meeting normally held the second Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at the MWA Headquarters office, and the public is invited.

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