An 8,000 acre ranch in Northern California had two miles of leaking pipe, three dams and multiple springs. All failed.
The estate/cattle ranch required water infrastructure for domestic consumption, fire suppression, landscape irrigation and a pond. The property posed unique challenges due to its insufficient groundwater supply, remote location, and extreme elevation changes.
Water sources were assessed, prioritized by cost and quality. Stream intakes were designed to be self cleaning and allow for winter storm flow. Sediment is removed with settling tanks. Pathogen reduction is accomplished with ultraviolet disinfection. Storage was designed to indicate system status by dropping pressure as storage.