The Nevada Irrigation District's Maintenance crew recently completed construction of the Berggren Lane Waterline Replacement Project. This project removed the PRV Station and replaced the 4” pipe with an 8” ductile iron pipe that connects the pipeline on Red Dog Road to the existing 8” pipe on Jasper Agate Court. In the process, the water pressure on the existing services on Berggren Lane was increased to match the surrounding area. To mitigate the impact to existing customers, individual pressure reducing valves were installed on each service on Berggren Lane to maintain the existing pressure at each residence.
The increased pipe size and connection to the surrounding pipe network will allow for full fire flows to the new fire hydrant on Berggren lane. The connection to Jasper Agate Court will keep water flowing continuously in the pipe, improving water quality for the residents on Berggren Lane and the end of Jasper Agate Court.
The water services on Berggren Lane were located in a low pressure island surrounded by a higher pressure zone that transmit water from the E. George Treatment Plant to the Snow Mountain tanks above Highway 20. Berggren Lane was served by a Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) Station that was located on the corner of Berggren Lane and Red Dog Road and a 4” distribution pipe that served a dozen properties. The 4” pipe restricted fire flows available to the wharf hydrant located at the bottom of Berggren Lane.
Construction of the new pipeline began on June 1st.