Payran Sewer Lift Station

Project Description

This project will focus on upgrading the existing Payran Sewer Lift Station with necessary electrical upgrades, pump replacement, and valve improvements along with instrumentation upgrades for integration into SCADA (our system for collecting real-time data to monitor and control our equipment). The project will bring this Lift station into cohesive operation with our Ellis Creek Water recycling facility.

The Payran Sewer Lift Station, serving the north central portion of the city, moves wastewater from lower to higher elevation through pipes. Performing necessary upgrades at this site is especially important given its location near the river and its limited storage capacity. Currently, our operations team must respond to the site immediately with a portable generator when issues occur. The improvements this project provides will eliminate the need for a portable generator, saving time, resources, and funds in the long run.

Project Location

Payran Sewer Lift Station, 22 Jess Avenue.

Traffic Impacts & Benefits

During construction traffic control measures will be in place to manage traffic flow in the area as well as protect the work areas. Parking along the streets may be impacted to ensure traffic flow through the area is maintained. Access to driveways and properties will be preserved at all times throughout the project. The City will make every effort possible to minimize traffic impacts to businesses/residents; however, please plan for some delays in the area and travel carefully through the work zone.

Timeline/Project Status

The sewer pumps, piping, controls, and building modifications were completed in November 2021.  Emergency generator installation and testing occurred in February 2022.  The project is considered substantially complete and City staff has begun operations at the sewer lift station.  Minor construction items remain but no impact to operations of the lift station are expected. Project completion is expected by June 2022.


The project is funded through Waste Water Capital.

Bid Details

The City of Petaluma has contracted with Clyde Steagall Inc. of Loomis, CA.

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