Los Angeles Cost-Effective Urgent Repair Contract

TUESDAY, JAN. 31

TRACK I-C = SEWER CONSTRUCTION & REHABILITATION

 10:00-10:25

Los Angeles Cost-Effective Urgent Repair Contract

Speaker:  Richard Louie, Civil Engineer, City of Los Angeles

 

The city of Los Angeles maintains the largest wastewater collection system in the United States with over 6,700 miles of sewer. Many of the pipes are old and in need of urgent repair. The Super Expedited Wastewater Emergency Rehabilitation for Sewers (SEWERS) contract is a unit price contract for the urgent repair of damaged sewers ranging up to 24” in diameter through the establishment of a list of pre-qualified, on-call contractors. The SEWERS program issues over 200 construction orders per year, repairing 8 miles of sewer pipes for a construction amount of $5 million per year. This contract has allowed for making timely, cost-effective repairs to keep the wastewater collection system operational. This presentation will focus on how the SEWERS contract is developed and implemented.