WHAT: The Orange County Flood Control District, in cooperation with the Orange County Sanitation District and the Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority, is in the final stages of relocating a 4-mile section of the existing Santa Ana River Interceptor sewer pipeline (SARI Line) from the Orange/San Bernardino county border to SAVI Ranch. Work currently taking place behind SAVI Ranch includes installing the last sections of pipe, efforts to ensure flood protection and completing environmental restoration.
WHEN: The relocation project began in late 2011 with major construction behind SAVI Ranch scheduled for completion this spring.
WHY: Over the years, erosion has put 4 miles of the existing SARI Line in jeopardy of failure during heavy rainstorms. Relocating the SARI Line ensures continued reliable sewer service for the public, safeguards water quality in the river and along its banks, and protects coastal waters and beaches that lie at the mouth of the Santa Ana River. In addition, the Orange County Water District’s water recharge basins, which are adjacent to the Santa Ana River, are safeguarded against the risk of contamination.
WHAT BUSINESSES CAN ANTICIPATE: For the next two months, businesses within SAVI Ranch and adjacent to the Santa Ana River can expect to see increased traffic, including large trucks and other vehicles carrying heavy equipment, on the construction road. As has been our practice throughout the project, we will continue dust-mitigation procedures, including watering the construction road. Drivers will also follow strict speed limits when traveling on the construction road.
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SARI PROJECT: Phone: 714.647.3930 (during business hours); 949.854.1443 (nights and weekends) Website: http://www.ocflood.com/ (click on the Santa Ana River Interceptor Relocation Project box) February 2014 Santa Ana River Interceptor (SARI) Mainline Project Protecting public health, and safeguarding the environment
We thank SAVI Ranch businesses for their patience and understanding during the construction of this important environmental-protection project.
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