San Ramon Valley Master Plan is in the final
stages of construction. Joseph L. Ortiz has been involved in the design of
two large pre-stressed concrete tanks: a 4 MG Chlorine Contact Chamber (CCC)
and a 16 MG clearwell. The innovative spiral baffle wall configuration
of the 4 MG CCC was the subject of a paper presented at the 2004 AWWA National Convention. For more
East Pumping Plant project has been completed. This is the first phase of the Berryman Reservoir
Replacement Project. As project manager, Joseph L. Ortiz steered
the successful planning, design and construction of this project. The second phase of the program,
replacement of the existing Berryman Reservoir, is scheduled to commence in
Folsom South Canal Connection Project is scheduled to begin design in
early 2005. Joseph L. Ortiz has been involved in all aspects of
the planning and CEQA process for this project, which involves
construction of a 100 MGD pipeline and two pumping plants.
The Ortizian Spiral (patent pending) provides
the most efficient and economical solution for chlorine contact chambers.
This configuration is up to 95% efficient, and its use will allow smaller
contact cchambers as well as reduce the need for Cl2.