City of Hesperia – Booster Station
Booster Station Project Description
In addition to Lift Stations, Romtec Utilities can also supply Booster Stations to provide areas with recycled water such as the one supplied for the City of Hesperia in San Bernardino County, California. The City of Hesperia Booster Station receives water from the Victor Valley Reclamation Facility, which discharges reclaimed water into tanks adjacent to the booster station. The Booster station receives water from these tanks and pumps the water to multiple park sprinkler systems before ultimately discharging into a golf course pond. According to the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority (VVWRA), the water recycling facility in Hesperia “will be capable of recycling one million gallons of wastewater per day” (“Victor Valley”).
Romtec Utilities worked upfront with both the City and Site Engineer, Merrell Johnson, to design a system that would meet their needs. Our Booster Station is just one part of a larger project which encompasses the upgrade of the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Facility.
Booster Station Design
The Romtec Utilities booster station is composed of two American Marsh 40 horsepower Turbine pumps and a “Jockey pump” (Ebara 3 horsepower turbine). Two E&H Pressure transmitters monitor the pressure in the system and allow the VVWRA to monitor the status of the booster station. The Booster Station and all its components are housed in a Romtec control building to ensure the safety of the equipment.
Control Buildings can be an incredible asset on a project like this as they allow our customer to have a greater level of security around their system. VVWRA’s Hesperia Booster Station is housed in a Romtec, Inc. control building with block walls and a composition shingle roofing in Desert Tan. Inside the utility building, the walls are lined with insulation and FRP liners for temperature control to protect the equipment.
The control building also contains a “utility room”, and a separate ADA accessible restroom for maintenance personnel use. The “utility room” contains the Booster Station, the control components, and a generator for backup power. The entrance to the building is through a single door, or through a roll-up door to better enable maintenance or replacement of the components inside.
Romtec Utilities supplied the Booster Station package and the Utility Building package to RIC Construction for the installation and construction onsite. RIC did a great job which allowed for the successful commissioning of the City of Hesperia Booster Station, which will use the recycled water to irrigate and provide lush green landscape in the parks and gold course.
Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority – Frequently Asked Questions. (2021). Retrieved 17 May 2021, from https://www.vvwra.com/about_us/frequently_asked_questions.htm
What Romtec Utilities Provided
- Pump Station Design & Engineering
- Package Pump Station Supplier
- Package Pump Station Manufacturer
- On-Site Construction Adviser
- On-Site Start-Up Management