Citrus Heights Water District Project 2030 Water Main Replacement

Project 2030 is a Water Main Replacement Study for the Citrus Heights Water District (CHWD). CHWD considered several water main replacements as part of its 30-year Capital Improvement Plan, especially those installed in the 1960s.

The District tapped Harris to provide support for the study, including leadership of multiple subconsultants. Harris guided CHWD’s Customer Advisory Committee though workshops and assisted the committee in key decision-making and policy recommendations to the Board.

Harris also guided technical subconsultants in the evaluation and prioritization of water main replacement options.

“I want to thank the staff, because if you look at that 250-page document, it’s a lot of material, but it is perhaps one of the best documents I’ve ever seen provided by staff to a board…It’s an elegant document, and it is an example of good governance.”  Raymond Riehle, Board President 

Core Elements

The Harris team advised CHWD on several elements of Project 2030, which include:

  • Asset inventory and project polygon development
  • Water demand forecast
  • Water main assessment
  • Water main replacement phasing options and preferred option
  • Project cost estimates
  • Funding strategy, including water rate options and debt service options for replacement scenarios
  • Implementation plan

Strong project management of this complicated project, combined with the team’s diverse technical contributions, helped make this project a success! 

Meet the Team

Steve Winchester

Steve Winchester

Board Member / Board of Directors


Citrus Heights Water District


Citrus Heights, CA


Planning + Development
Drinking Water


Advisory Services
Asset Management
Water Consulting