Sediment Blocking Installation Of Backup River Pumps



Share | |
(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, February 24, 2014

The City Council is expected to approve spending $300,000 at Tuesday night's council meeting to clear sediment away from the Sacramento River intake plant at Jiboom Street.

Bill Busath with the city's Department of Utilities says submersible pumps will be installed to take water out of the river when water levels are too low for the main pump to operate.

"It's an actual physical space issue. We've got sediment built up in there and the submersibles need to sit on the floor of the intake structure. So we need to get the sediment out of there so that the submersibles can actually sit down on the floor.

Divers will take suction hoses below water to remove the dirt.

Up to a thousand cubic yards will be removed and taken to a landfill.

The pumps were scheduled to be installed last month.

Related Stories

  • Lesley McClurg / Capital Public Radio

    Barn Cats Offer 'Green' Pest Control During The Drought

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    As the California drought worsens, more rodents are encroaching on homes and farms in search of water. Animal shelters are advertising feral cats as a 'green' pest control alternative to poisons or traps.

We Get Support From:
Become a Supporter

We Get Support From:

Become a Supporter