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Bakersfield Water Treatment Plant, CA

Preliminaries (phase 1 intake construction)

Autumn 1999

Official groundbreaking

16 November 2001

Completion and start-up

June 2003

Build phase

19 months

Design to final completion

32 months

Project cost

$29.4 million

Current treatment capacity

75,600m³/day designed for ready expansion to 151,200m³/day

Planned final treatment capacity


Raw water turbidity range

15 NTU to 1,500 NTU

Product water turbidity range

0.02 NTU to 0.03 NTU

Plant owners / operators

California Water Service Company

Water supply providers

City of Bakersfield

Site providers

Kern County

Construction team leader

Black and Veatch

Site rough grading

West Valley Construction

Other project partners

Dillingham Construction, Kennedy Jenks, Bookman-Edmonston

Membrane filtration system

Pall Corporation

Pumps (vertical-turbine type)