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Century Regional Detention Facility Utility Replacement

CLIENT: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office


Project Value: $6M

Project Description:  W.A. Rasic Construction replaced deteriorating utility infrastructure at the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, California. Built in 1982, and housing a maximum of 2,200 inmates, corrosive soil conditions reduced the life of the underground utility services. Over an 11-month period during COVID, W.A. Rasic Construction installed new domestic water, fire water, and gas systems. The below-grade pipe is all high-density polyethylene (HDPE) fused piping to ensure the new system will not corrode. Project elements involved re-piping an eight-pump mechanical facility, installing 13,000 linear feet of underground HDPE piping, including 5,800 linear feet of six- to 14-inch fire water pipe, 5,100 linear feet of two- to 14-inch domestic water piping, and 2,200 linear feet of three- to six-inch gas piping. Most of the piping was installed in joint trenches. We installed approximately 35,000 square feet of asphalt paving and restored other improvements, such as concrete paving and landscaping. The work required 32 individual connections to existing systems, with multiple connections in secured areas. All team members were required to go through the Sheriff’s screening and interview process to get security clearance to work on this project.