PBI Announces the Return of Dave Murbach

PBI is proud to announce the return of Dave Murbach, Senior Engineer.  Dave had previously worked for PBI from 2008 to 2017.  With this prior experience, Dave is familiar with our clients allowing him to be integrated seamlessly into our ongoing and future projects.  Dave brings over 30 years of experience in the water industry.

Congratulations to Michael on earning his PE.

PBI is proud to announce that Michael Pantell has earned his Professional Engineering license. Michael has been with PBI for over 2 years and has worked tirelessly during this time to achieve this goal. We look forward to seeing Michael continue to expand his engineering skills as he moves forward in his career at PBI.

PBI 13th Anniversary Golf Tounament

PBI celebrated its 13th anniversary with its annual golf tournament at Apple Mountain Golf Resort. This event is a way to thank our clients for another year of trusting in PBI’s engineering services with a friendly round of golf.

Winner of Steve Hall Golf Tournament

Karl Brustad, with a team of 3 others, won 1st place in the Association of California Water Agencies’ 8th annual Steve Hall Fierce Competitor Golf Tournament. The tournament consisted of 20 teams of four individuals playing to raise money for the ALS Foundation and Steven K. Hall Water Law and Policy Scholarship.  This year more than $25,000 was donated to these charities.

Dave Peterson Receives the Goddard Award for Outstanding Article in Floodplain Management

During the 2018 Floodplain Management Association Conference, Dave Peterson received the Goddard Award for his article titled “When Did Protecting Lives Become Optional? – is “Investment” the right word for protecting lives?”  in the August 2018 FMA newsletter. The article discusses and debates the question if repairs to life-protecting infrastructure should be considered an “investment” subject to benefit-cost analysis.

PBI creates Dam Emergency Action Plans (EAP)

With the State of California mandating that many of the dams in the State have emergency action plans (EAP), PBI is now bringing our background in emergency flood plan development to dams. We are excited to work with Madera Irrigation District to create the EAP as well as inundation maps for Madera Lake Dam.

PBI does Dam Breach Modeling & Inundation Mapping

PBI is now bringing its extensive 2D hydraulic modeling expertise to dam breach analyses. With the State of California mandating that many of the dams in the State have inundation maps, PBI is now developing the models necessary to simulate catastrophic dam failures. We are excited to work with Tuolumne Utility District to create inundation maps for Phoenix Dam near Sonora, CA.

PBI has Moved!

PBI has officially moved to their new home at 80 Blue Ravine Road, suite 280. We are still in Folsom but now our office is located directly next to beautiful Lake Natoma.

PBI hires Staff Engineer Brittney Salvador

Brittney Salvador has joined PBI’s team as a Staff Engineer I.

Brittney is an Engineer in Training with experience in hydraulic modeling and design in the public and private sectors. She is proficient in HEC-RAS, ArcGIS, HEC-HMS, and AutoCAD.

Brittney enjoys spending time outdoors, running, camping, and traveling. When she is not outdoors, she enjoys reading and doing yoga.

Lincoln Oaks Oakberry Well Reactivation

California American Water has selected PBI to reactivate and update the Oakberry Well within the Lincoln Oaks community. PBI will be leading the design and management of this project which will provide safe, clean drinking water for the local community. PBI has worked with California American Water on several projects over the last decade and are excited to continue working closely with them to provide excellent engineering services.

Ashley Martin- PBI’s New P.E.!

PBI is proud to announce that Ashley Martin has earned her California State Professional Engineering license. Ashley started with PBI in 2014 as a staff engineer and has quickly excelled in infrastructure design and project management. As a valued member of our team, we would like to congratulate her on this professional milestone.

USACE On Call Contract

In partnership with CYS Structural Engineers, Inc., PBI has been awarded an on-call contract with the United States Army Corp of Engineers, Sacramento Division. Over the next 5 years, PBI will assist with hydraulic, hydrologic and other civil engineering tasks as needed.

Yuba County Gold Village Drought Resilience Project

PBI was awarded the Gold Village Drought Resilience Project by Yuba County. The project includes performing a groundwater feasibility study and the design and construction of a 255,000-gallon potable water storage tank. This project will provide short-term drought relief along with long-term water supply sustainability for the Gold Village community.

City of Folsom Fire Flow Analysis

PBI was awarded an on-call fire flow analysis support contract with the City of Folsom. The project includes providing hydraulic fire flow modeling analysis to ensure required water pressure and flow to each fire hydrant in the City of Folsom’s water system.

CCWD Jenny Lind / Copper Cove Master Plans

PBI has been awarded the Water System Master Plan Update project for the Jenny Lind and Copper Cove water treatment plants by the Calaveras County Water District.  The project includes using hydraulic modeling to locate deficiencies in the existing water supply system and predicting the future needs of the system.  A list of proposed projects will be developed from the hydraulic study to help Calaveras County Water District meet current and future demands.

Colusa County Floodplain Mapping Services

PBI has been awarded the Floodplain Mapping Service project by Colusa County. PBI will provide technical guidance and support to the County as they progress through FEMA floodplain certification and remapping of the region.  This includes participating in FEMA’s LAMP process, reviewing existing H&H information provided by FEMA and conducting an independent H&H study to verify the results developed by FEMA.

Jacob Rowe joins PBI team

Jacob Rowe joined PBI this week as a Staff Engineer. Jacob graduated with a B.S. in Environmental Resources Engineering from Humboldt State University in December where he conducted research in direct contact membrane distillation to minimize energy requirements in large scale systems.

Jacob is an Engineer in Training with experience modeling, designing, restoring, and managing water resources. He is proficient in HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, ARCGIS, ROSA, BSTEM, and AutoCAD software.

Jacob enjoys spending his free time camping, fishing, cooking, traveling, and continuing his research in direct contact membrane distillation.

Alta WTP Towle Canal Intake

PBI has been awarded the second phase of the Alta Water Treatment Plant Towle Canal Intake project by the Placer County Water Agency. The project includes the design and coordination of the construction of a new intake pump and pipe system.  This project will control the intake of the facility and ensure the water quality of the Alta Water Treatment Plant.

Upper Lake Small Community Feasibility Study

PBI, along with Kjeldsen, Sinnock and Neudeck, Inc. and Kim Floyd Communications, has been awarded the Flood Control Project Feasibility Study for the Upper Lake and Middle Creek regions. The project includes civil, hydraulic and hydrologic modeling, cost estimating and economic services to determine the feasibility of future flood control projects.

PBI Awarded Contract for California American Water’s 2015 Well Rehabilitation Master Plan Update

PBI has been awarded California American Water Company’s 2015 Well Rehabilitation Master Plan Update. PBI will meet with operations staff to ascertain recurring problems, system deficiencies, and determine the need for future well cleaning and improvements. A standardized checklist will be developed to verify and record functionality and age of critical equipment at each well site during above grade condition assessment visits. A 6-year Capital Improvements Plan will prioritize infrastructure improvements throughout Cal Am’s Sacramento area well system.

City of Folsom Water Master Plan

Peterson Brustad, Inc. has teamed with Tully and Young to prepare the City of Folsom’s 2015 Water Master Plan. PBI will review, update, and calibrate the City’s existing InfoWater hydraulic model, then analyze the City’s distribution system throughout the planning period. A 10-Year Capital Improvement program will recommend annually scheduled improvements based on priority.

DWR commits $44 million towards the Feather West Levee Project

Sutter Butte Flood Control Agency’s Feather West Levee Project reduces flood risk by providing 200-year protection to urban areas including Yuba City, and 100-year protection to non-urban areas protected by the levees. DWR’s commitment to provide another $44 million enables SBFCA to construct the critical northern project segment.

Three new projects for City of Folsom

PBI recently began three new projects for the City of Folsom: Crestridge Lane Water Main Replacement Project, LaCollina Del Lago Pump Station Hydro Tank Replacement, and Reservoir no. 1 Improvements Project.

3rd Annual Camping Trip

PBI’s third  company camping trip to Jenkinson Lake in Sly Park was the first weekend of August. The weather was picture perfect and the campsite was amazing. Thank you to all who came out to enjoy this annual family event.

Photos from previous years.

Ashley and Ryan Join PBI Team

Peterson Brustad Inc. is proud to announce the addition of our newest staff engineers, Ashley Martin and Ryan Dunne. They are a great addition to our growing team of engineers. Welcome Ashley and Ryan!