City of Chino

Staff Report

Award a contract to Layne Christensen Company, Redlands in the amount of $109,057.00 for Well No. 9 repairs.


Department:Public Works DepartmentSponsors:

Budget String

Revenue: Expenditure: 5207300-43580 Transfer In: Transfer Out:



The majority of the City’s drinking water supply is comprised of local groundwater produced by City wells.  Water utility personnel operate the City’s wells around-the-clock to pump groundwater in response to varying water system demands.  Additionally, water utility personnel sequence the operation of the well facilities in a rotational manner to avoid excessive wear and tear of equipment and to accommodate periodic maintenance activities.


City Well No. 9, located at the Benson Reservoir and Treatment Plant site, was constructed in 1974 and has been one of the City’s key well facilities since that time.  With a flowrate of 1,900 gallons per minute, it is the largest capacity well of the three existing wells that are able to supply water to the City’s Benson Water Treatment Plant.


Well No. 9 experienced a pump motor failure several months ago, and that damaged equipment is in need of replacement.  Replacement of the damaged well pump and motor equipment was planned for the current fiscal year, and sufficient funds to accomplish the work are included in the approved Water Services Program budget.



Plans and specifications were prepared for Well No. 9 repair and rehabilitation.  A Notice Inviting Bids was published on Planet Bids on March 20, 2017.  On Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., five (5) bids were received and opened with the following results:



Company Name

Total Bid Amount


Layne Christensen Company, Redlands, CA



Weber Water Resources, San Bernardino, CA



Best Drilling Pump & Well Service, Colton CA



Bakersfield Well & Pump, Bakersfield, CA



Legend Pump & Well Service, San Bernardino, CA



Layne Christensen Company, Redlands CA is properly licensed; and thus deemed to be the lowest responsible bidder with a bid amount of $109,057.00.  In addition, staff is requesting authorization to spend up to $10,900.00 for project contingencies, for a total potential project cost of $119,957.00.



Meeting History

May 16, 2017 7:00 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
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MOVER:Glenn Duncan, Council Member
SECONDER:Tom Haughey, Mayor Pro Tem
AYES:Gary George, Eunice M. Ulloa, Glenn Duncan, Tom Haughey, Earl C. Elrod