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Owner’s Agent for Design-Build-Operate of Regional Water Treatment Facility

Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency, Woodland, CA

Project Value: $278 Million

West Yost served as the Owner’s Agent for the landmark Davis-Woodland Water Supply Project (DWWSP). The DWWSP supplements the existing groundwater-only systems throughout the region with a new primary surface water supply, serving over two-thirds of the urban population in Yolo County. The project facilities include a new intake on the Sacramento River, over 14 miles of transmission pipelines, a new 30 mgd capacity Water Treatment Plant, and distribution pipelines delivering treated water to the Cities of Woodland and Davis, and to the UC Davis campus. As the Owner’s Agent, West Yost represented the JPA owners to first define the project and develop the most appropriate project delivery approach that best allocated project risk while ensuring the highest quality project. After leading the project partners through a thorough evaluation of project delivery approaches against numerous criteria, the Design-Build-Operate (DBO) approach was found to be the most beneficial. West Yost then developed the overall DBO procurement strategy, designed and implemented a multi-stage procurement process, and negotiated a long-term service agreement between the JPA and the successful DBO team.

West Yost completed successful negotiations of the DBO agreement with the highest ranked DBO team. West Yost continues to provide contract management oversight, budgeting and cost control, master and basic project scheduling, and team member/subconsultant coordination.

Notable Features of the Project

Team Spotlight

Lindsay Smith, PE

Program and Procurement Management Business Sector Leader, Vice President

Chris Malone, PE

Principal Engineer II

Jim Mulligan, PE

Principal Engineer II