Lake Tulloch Sewer Improvement Project
The Calaveras County Water District is in the process of designing and engineering a series of upgrades to the sewer infrastructure in communities around Lake Tulloch in Copperopolis. Sacramento-area engineering firm Lee & Ro, Inc. was awarded a$399,500 contract for design and engineering services. The planning and construction costs for this project will be funded from the District’s Water Renovation and Replacement (R&R) program, which is critical to the District’s ability to replace old and problematic infrastructure in service areas throughout the County. The project being designed will eliminate a submerged sewer line that currently runs under a cove in Lake Tulloch in the Poker Flat at Lake Tulloch Shores neighborhood, and poses a risk of contaminating the public water supply in the event of a line break or failure. It will also reduce sewage flows from pumps located close to the water and redirect those flows into a new pipeline that runs along O’Byrnes Ferry Road and Connor Estates Drive farther from the lake. Additionally, at four locations including Lakeshore Drive, Kiva Drive, Jimmy Way and Bret Harte Drive, the project will replace outdated electrical systems and sewage pumping facilities that pose safety risks to the District’s staff.