Ranney Well Improvement Project
Client—City of Woodland, Washington
Gibbs & Olson provided land surveying, design, permit, bid advertisement and limited construction phase services for increasing capacity of the City’s Ranney Well. The project was identified as a priority in the City’s Water System Plan and was important to the City the project be completed in 2014 prior to summer high water demands. The Ranney Well is the City’s sole raw water source. The project includes construction of three new 12 inch diameter laterals at the Ranney Well, cleaning and re-development of three existing laterals and plugging and abandoning five existing laterals. Also included in the design was a new standby generator with associated electrical work to operate the pumps at the Ranney Well during a power outage along with security fencing. The project required a Hydraulic Project Approval (HPA) through the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, complete State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) review, a shorelines permit through the City, Washington Department of Health approval and an easement from the Washington Department of Transportation. Construction began in March 2014 at a cost of $1.37 million. The project was completed in July 2014.