The Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District awarded Ardurra Group Inc., the design contract for the Downtown sewer replacement project.
The EVMWD board vote Sept. 23 was 4-0. Harvey Ryan abstained due to a conflict of interest. The board authorized the $343,237 contract and a total appropriations amount of $395,800 which also covers $50,847 for staff time and $1,716 for overhead.
The sewer system in the Downtown Lake Elsinore area is more than 100 years old and has experienced structural deterioration and failures, root intrusions and grease buildup issues. A sewer collection system is cleaned once every five years under normal circumstances, but the issues for the Downtown system require cleaning every two years. Over the past 15 years the district has upgraded approximately 9,700