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Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Diemer Plant and Vehicle Maintenance Facilities

Yorba Linda, California

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California needed to upgrade its Diemer Plant maintenance operations which were located in multiple buildings across the campus. Some were in temporary facilities that had become permanent, while others were located in basement spaces with inadequate access. The vehicle maintenance bays were too small and narrow to accommodate bigger trucks, had unsafe pits, and was in need of lighting, plumbing, and HVAC upgrades. Furthermore, the hillside on which the vehicle maintenance facilities were located was eroding. A replacement facility needed to be located elsewhere on the site.

A consolidated plant maintenance facility was built and designed to improve employee working conditions and operational efficiencies. It includes offices, crew areas, training facilities, pump, machine, welding, and electric shops, as well as a new vehicle maintenance center to remedy the unsafe and insufficient space in the old facility.

Project Highlights
• Several scattered facilities were consolidated for operational efficiencies and improved working conditions.
• New maintenance bays accommodate bigger vehicles with safer access.
• New amenities include lockers and crew meeting/training spaces.

Services Provided
Preliminary Design
Master Plan/Concept Design
Final Design
Equipment Industrial Design
Site Size

4 acres

Facility Size

24,750 square feet