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West Kern Water District, North Recharge and Recovery Project

Underground Utilities

Contract Amount: $17,471,474

Project Completion: August, 2012

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Design Engineer:

Dee Jaspar & Associates, Inc.

2730 Unicorn Road

Bakersfield, CA 93308

Engineer Contact:

Curtis Skaggs


Richard C. Slade & Associates, LLC

12750 Ventura Blvd., Suite 202

Studio City, CA 91604

Hydrogeologist Contact:

Tony Hicke

West Kern Water District, North Recharge and Recovery Project

Tupman, California

W. M. Lyles Co. (WML) was the Design-Builder of this project which provided an important expansion to the District’s water recharge and recovery capacity. Recharge facilities constructed included the East Side Canal Inlet Structure, 9,000 LF of water delivery canal, three interbasin structures, five recharge basins, and 30,000 LF of perimeter levee and fencing. Recovery facilities constructed included five water production wells with associated mechanical, electrical and surge protection facilities, 8,300 LF of 14″-36″ PVC and DIP well collection pipelines, a Chlorination and Metering Facility, 26,500 LF of 36″ DIP transmission pipeline, a 36″ steel pipe canal overcrossing, and a 24″ metered turn-in to the Cross Valley Canal.


West Kern Water District

800 West Kern Street

Taft, CA 93268

Owner Contact:

Troy Turley

W.M. Lyles Co. PM

Jeff Mathiowetz