By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– The Purple Pipe was named the Newsletter of the Year by the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) at their annual conference in Palm Springs.
“We are excited and honored to receive this award”, said VVWRA Safety/Communications Officer. The Purple Pipe newsletter has the unique task of reaching out to our community, regional leaders, industry experts and our employees. VVWRA strives to make the Purple Pipe informative and entertaining articles on a variety of topics along with a colorful layout.
VVWRA also took home a second place award for Engineering Achievement for the Upper Narrows Pipeline Project. The pipeline project included the installation of 4,300 feet of 48 inch sewer pipe. Construction crews had to tunnel under railroad tracks, below the Mojave River, through a mountain and beneath city streets to install the pipe. Five unique pipeline construction methods were used to install the line. The project became necessary after a series of storms in late-2010 ruptured a 36 inch vitrified clay pipeline in the Mojave Narrows. The new pipeline bypasses environmentally sensitive areas where the previous pipeline was located while bringing wastewater from Apple Valley, Victorville, Spring Valley