Orion and its partners designed and constructed the Scripps Ranch Pump Station, which was the 2015 American Public Works Association project of the year. The pump station consisted of 2,400 a square foot building with six pumps between 1,700 and 3,000 GPM and associated SCADA control structures, a 4,500 gallon surge tank, emergency generators, and pipelines ranging from 6” PVC pipelines, to 36” welded steel pipelines. Extensive site preparation work was conducted for the station’s construction, including grading, trenching, blasting, construction of reinforced retaining walls, concrete slab construction, and parking lot construction.

The building itself is located near an environmentally sensitive area, requiring constant monitoring of noise during construction and ensuring that the final pump station building had adequate sound-deadening features.