Client: The Greens at Ventana Canyon HOA 

Location: Tucson, Arizona  

  • 1,600 ft of water main 
  • 2,200+ ft of service line 
  • 14 buildings 
  • 120 total units 

Project Overview: 

The Greens was experiencing a high frequency of breaks in their water distribution system. Riley assessed the system and determined that poor initial construction practices were the reason for frequent waterline breaks on the property, and that a full system redesign was necessary.

Riley conducted hydraulic modeling of the new system using EPANET and prepared design drawings using Tucson Water Standard Specifications and Details. The new system was updated to meet current drinking water design guidelines and best practices for operation and maintenance.

Designing the system around the existing infrastructure presented challenges, including maintaining utility clearances while minimizing disturbances to paved and curbed areas and landscaping. Additionally, coordinating with utility contractors and handling utility conflicts was pivotal to the success of the project. Riley managed these nuances exceptionally to ensure proper implementation of all project components.

Riley assisted with construction cost estimation and bid support and provided project management and quality assurance support throughout the construction phase of the new system. Under the construction oversight of Riley, the project was completed on time and under budget.