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Pacific Pipeline Supply given FPUD contract for valve inventory replacement

The Fallbrook Public Utility District will be utilizing Pacific Pipeline Supply for the replacement of FPUD's valve inventory.

FPUD's board voted 5-0 March 28 to approve a $174,963.24 contract with the San Marcos company. Pacific Pipeline Supply will supply four-inch, six-inch, eight-inch, 10-inch, 12-inch, 14-inch, 16-inch, and 18-inch valves with shutoff stems.

"This is part of the ongoing five-year program to accelerate the replacement of older large valves within the system," said FPUD general manager Brian Brady.

FPUD has a comprehensive asset management program to reduce catastrophic leaks and pipeline bursts and to maintain the integrity of FPUD's buried infrastructure, and that includes a Pipeline and Valve Replacement Program to replace key valves. For both financial reasons and the need to maintain as much of FPUD's infrastructure as possible in service, the replacement project is being phased. FPUD's 2015-16 budget includes $350,000 for materials and labor associated with the valve replacement project, and the multi-year capital plan earmarks $150,000 for fiscal year 2016-17.

FPUD staff prepared and issued a request for proposals to replace the district's valve inventory. Five firms responded and the Pacific Pipeline Supply bid of $174,963.24 for AVK valves was the lowest of the five bids. S&J Supply of Murrieta had the next-lowest bid at $179,402.79 while the highest bid was $208,620.36. The Pacific Pipeline bid includes taxes and delivery activity.


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