Pojoaque Basin Regional Water System
Owner: Bureau of Reclamation
Location: New Mexico
The PBRWS is a proposed regional water supply system located in northern New Mexico that will provide potable water to customers in the Pojoaque Basin. When complete, the system will be capable of treating will treat 4,000 acre-feet per year of river water and groundwater to drinking water standards and will provide clean drinking water to approximately 10,000 people living on tribal and non-tribal land.
BHI provided design services on the design/build portion of the project, which will ultimately serve the San Ildefonso Pueblo, parts of Pojoaque Pueblo, and Santa Fe County residents located within these Pueblo’s reaches. Services included transmission and distribution lines, raw water, and filtration concentrate lines. The design included pipe size and type selection, alignment development, section valves, air and vacuum release valves, fire hydrants, jack and bore design, and selection of areas for pipe installation using horizontal directional drilling. Existing utilities were also investigated to avert damages during construction and coordinate utilities maintenance access.
In addition to engineering services, the BHI Survey and Spatial Data team provided aerial mapping validation services, GIS-based project tracking, geodetic control, topographic and hydrographic surveying, and construction staking for the project.