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Key Capital Projects

Delta Diablo (District) prioritizes the repair and replacement of its equipment and facilities via a comprehensive Capital Improvement Program (CIP).  This reflects strong fiscal responsibility ensuring successful, long-term rehabilitation of our infrastructure and investment of ratepayer funds to provide essential community wastewater services to residents and businesses in Antioch, Bay Point, and Pittsburg.

Key Capital Projects


The District and Contra Costa Waste Service, Inc., dba Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery (MDRR), a Garaventa Company, have partnered to develop the East County Bioenergy Project for the purposes of maximizing the energy potential of existing biomass resources (biosolids, wood waste, and food waste) and to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions over current management practices. The project has the potential to produce alternative vehicle fuels or enough electricity to serve both facilities with excess power exported to the grid.  Other benefits include production of fertilizer products, diverting organic waste from landfills, providing a long-term sustainable solution for biosolids and organics management, and serving as a model for other resource recovery facilities across California and the United States.

Point of Contact:  Amanda Roa, Environmental Programs Manager, (925) 756-1940

Planning/Permitting Schedule:  July 2016 – September 2019

Design Schedule:  September 2019 - February 2020

Construction/Start-Up Schedule: 2020 - 2021

  • Headwork Improvements, Project No. 17117 

This project includes design and construction of rehabilitated headworks and grit removal facilities at the District wastewater treatment plant.  The existing headworks and grit removal facilities are nearing the end of their service life.  Replacement is needed to increase operational reliability and handle projected wastewater flows for the next 20 years.

Point of Contact:  Patricia Chapman, Associate Engineer, (925) 756-1939

Design Schedule:  September 2017 - August 2019

Construction Schedule:  2020

Project Status:  Design in Progress

  • Bay Point Sewer Repairs Phase IV, Project No. 18119 

This project will replace or rehabilitate about 1.5 miles of existing 6" to 10" diameter deteriorated pipeline infrastructure in the community of Bay Point.

Point of Contact:  Patricia Chapman, Associate Engineer, (925) 756-1939

Design Schedule:  2018 to April 2019

Construction Schedule:  July 2019 to February 2020

Project Status:  Design in Progress

  • Treatment Plant Switchgear Replacement 

The switchgear system distributes utility and back-up emergency power to the entire Treatment Plant, Treatment Plant building, and Household Hazardous Waste Facility.  The existing Treatment Plant switchgear is nearing the end of its useful life and requires replacement.  The design work was awarded to LEE & RO, Inc.  LEE & RO will assist staff with design and bid documents preparation, CEQA documentation, and cost estimating.  Design is anticipated to be completed at the end of 2018.

Point of contact:  Irene O’Sullivan, Associate Engineer, (925) 756-1917

Bid Schedule:  January 2019

Project Status:  In Progress

  • Resource Recovery Facility Condition Assessment, Project No. 18121 

This project will provide for field inspection and evaluation of the District's conveyance pipelines and related structures; development of a prioritization plan for replacement/rehabilitation/maintenance for an additional 30-year useful life; and development of a model for risk and consequence of failure analysis.

Point of contact:  Irene O’Sullivan, Associate Engineer, (925) 756-1917

Planning Schedule:  March 2018 - March 2019

Project Status:  Under Contract

  • Treatment Plant Roadway Maintenance, Project No. 18115 

Delta Diablo (District) is taking measures to extend the useful service life of roadways at the District’s Wastewater Treatment Plant and Recycled Water Facility.  The Treatment Plant Roadway Maintenance Project will assess current pavement conditions, evaluate traffic patterns and vehicle loading, and develop transportation-based design improvements.  This project will help the District preserve existing roadway assets and help reduce future roadway maintenance costs.  Design is anticipated to begin in June, 2018.

Point of Contact:  Ian Bronswick, Assistant Engineer, (925) 756-1953

Design Schedule:  June 2018 – October 2018

Planned Start of Construction:  Summer 2019

Project Status: In Progress