Pump Demolition/Creek Restoration Project Receives Tahoe Best in Basin Certificate of Appreciation

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) bestowed a Certificate of Appreciation in the 2014 Best of the Basin awards to the North Tahoe Public Utility District and its partners, including NCE, in recognition of valuable contributions to Lake Tahoe. The project – Kingswood 500 Tank/120 Booster Pump Demolition and Griff Creek Restoration – removed a 500,000-gallon water storage tank, booster pump station, and associated aboveground infrastructure in Placer County, California, and restored a portion of Griff Creek to a more natural condition. This included eliminating residual signs of the removed infrastructure, recontouring the site to help match adjacent topography, and revegetating the site.

NCE provided design, planning, and permitting services for the project in conformance with multiple federal, state, and local agency requirements. NCE’s plans, specifications, and estimate included provisions for dealing with suspected lead-based paint on the tank coating. NCE also prepared biological and cultural technical studies and environmental documentation to comply with the California Environmental Quality Act and the National Environmental Policy Act.

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