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    • Groundwater Reduction During Drought in the Colorado River Basin August 7, 2014
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    • 2014 IRWM Emergency Drought Grant Solicitation June 11, 2014
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Inland Empire Brine Line Reach V Rehabilitation and Improvement Project – Phase 1

Sealed Bids for construction of the Inland Empire Brine Line Reach V Rehabilitation and Improvement Project – Phase 1, will be received at the office of the General Manager, 11615 Sterling Avenue, Riverside, CA 92503, until 2:00 p.m. local time, on the 8th day of October 2014, and will be publicly opened and read aloud. Any Bids received after this specified time and date will not be opened or considered.

Bidding Documents may be purchased from the Owner’s office for $75.

Prospective bidder may visit SAWPA office to purchase a set of the bidding documents or may download a set by clicking on the following links. Prospective bidders must contact Zyanya Blancas at (951) 354-4220 or email her at to register as a prospective bidder.

A NON-MANDATORY (attendance is highly recommended) Pre-Bid Conference will be held on September 18, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the SAWPA office, 11615 Sterling Avenue, Riverside, CA 92503.

Invitation to Bid

Addendum No 1 

Reach V Bid Specifications 

Reach V Bid Set Full Size Drawings Part 1 (Pages 1-49)

Reach V Bid Set Full Size Drawings Part 2 (Pages 50-98)

Click here to download Reference Items 

Planholder’s List – Last updated 9/18/2014

One Water One Watershed (OWOW)

  • Presentations from the May 13, 2014 OWOW Emergency Drought Grant Solicitation Water Use Efficiency Workshop are now posted on the OWOW Resources page.
  • In late February 2014 CA Department of Water Resources began the process of finalizing a Grant Agreement with the OWOW Proposition 84 Round 2 project proponents. Due to the recent drought legislation (SB 103, 104), Round 2 is being expedited. The Grant Agreement is scheduled to be finalized by early Summer 2014.
  • In light of SB 103, 104, the next Proposition 84 grant solicitation is also being expedited. The reference to “rounds” will no longer be used. What would have been called Round 3 is split into two solicitations: 1) the 2014 OWOW Emergency Drought Grant Solicitation, and 2) the 2015 OWOW Grant Solicitation. DWR released the final Guidelines and final Proposal Solicitation Package for the 2014 Grant Solicitation on June 2. 

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