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Current Piping & Other Important Projects

Piping our old, leaky canals is an ongoing effort here at Swalley. Every year we try to round up the funding and partnerships to put as much pipe as we can in the ground. Piping projects allow water to be conserved for the natural environment, delivered more reliably to our customers, and utilized more efficiently on the land.

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Swalley GM Camarata & DRC CFO Bill Caram on a project inspection. The DRC, along with the USDA-NRCS, OWEB, and FCA are valuable community partners and project funders.

Current Projects

-Rogers & Rogers Sub-Lateral Pipeline Project: This canal to pipeline conversion project starts near Cooley Rd and generally runs north for ~3 miles adjacent to the Old Bend-Redmond Highway. The project is fully funded, federally approved, and currently under construction from November 2019 - April 2020.

 

-Elder Lateral Piping Project: An ~2 mile long canal to pipeline conversion project in the heart of Swalley. The project is federally approved and fully funded for construction. Engineering is in progress and construction is slated for November 2020 - April 2021.

Upcoming Projects

Butte Lateral Piping Project: This canal to pipeline conversion project is also in the heart of Swalley and generally runs west to east for ~1 mile adjacent to Tumalo Rd. The project is federally approved, but only partially funded at this time. Construction is tentatively slated for November 2021 - March 2022.

Pending Projects

-Main Lateral Piping Project Phase 7 (there are 10 phases total and we are currently complete through Phase #6) : This is an ~1.3 mile canal to large pipeline conversion project. The project is federally approved, but funding is pending. Tentative construction dates are targeted for November 2023 - April 2024 based on funding success.

-Main Lateral Piping Project Phase 8 : This is an ~1.3 mile canal to large pipeline conversion project. The project is federally approved, but funding is pending. Tentative construction dates are targeted for November 2024 - April 2025 based on funding success.

-Main Lateral Piping Project Phase 9: This is an ~2 mile canal to large pipeline conversion project. The project is federally approved, but funding is pending. Tentative construction dates are targeted for November 2025 - April 2026 based on funding success.

-Main Lateral Piping Project Phase 10 (FINAL PHASE) : This is an ~2 mile canal to large pipeline conversion project. The project will also include the installation of a 400HP booster pump. The project is federally approved, but funding is pending. Tentative construction dates are targeted for November 2026 - April 2027 based on funding success.

Recent Projects

-Winter 2018-2019 Riley-Sub Lateral Pipeline Project; OB Riley Rd. Phase. This project converted 1/3 of a mile of roadside canal to a 24" to 18" HDPE pipeline. The project was in cooperation with the Bend-LaPine School District and was primarily a public safety project. The project exemplifies contemporary irrigation piping methods and technology through an urbanized environment. The new irrigation line utilizes state of the art water metering equipment. School ballfields and landscaping will use our irrigation water as a greener and cheaper alternative than potable city water.

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2018-2019 Riley Sub-Lateral Pipe welding

-Winter 2017-2018 Riley Lateral Pipeline Project.; Hardy Rd Development Phase

The Riley Lateral Pipeline along OB Riley and Hardy roads just behind the North Bend Fire Station was a joint 2016-2017 project between Swalley and a private developer. The canal was converted into a pipeline so that new road, water, and sewer infrastructure could be installed to 16 new homes. The project was paid for using all private funding, including a 1/3 financial contribution (including labor and equipment) from Swalley.

Finished landscaping over the pipeline was designed by a local landscape architect and is a local precedent for how nice-looking properly designed urban pipeline landscape coverings can be. The project is available for touring upon request.

 

2017-2018 Riley Lateral Pipe Installation