By Mario Icari, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest Public Affairs
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest awarded a $6.8 million task order Sept. 29 to replace the sewer lines at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD), San Diego.
The task order was awarded to Reyes Construction Inc. of Pomona, California.
"The sewage piping system at MCRD was built in 1944, making it over 60 years old," said Jon Poirier, NAVFAC Southwest project manager for this project. "With constant maintenance issues, this project has been long overdue."
Reyes Construction Inc. will demolish existing lines, and will provide new sewer lines and manholes in various areas around the depot. This project will improve the reliability and reduce the maintenance of the sewage collection system. The work also includes backfilling, grading, compacting the areas affected and repair all landscaping, roads and sidewalks damaged during construction.
"Even though these infrastructure projects may not be as glamorous as a new building, I believe they are the back bone of these installations and provide an important network of connections that allow our military facilities to efficiently operate," said Poirier.
Work will be performed in San Diego and is expected to be completed by Spring 2016.
NAVFAC Southwest personnel who are working on this project include Contract Specialist Akemi Pugnier, Design Manger Hoshang Khambatta, and Poirier.