Public Works


The City of Reno owns and maintains over 700 miles of small and large diameter sewer collection mainline pipe. Some of this infrastructure was installed in the early 1950s. CFA worked with the City of Reno as project managers, design consultants, surveyors and inspectors to upgrade outdated sewer infrastructure. This sewer rehabilitation project identified approximately 20,000 linear feet of sewer mainline in need of replacement. CFA contracted with the City of Reno to analyze, research and design new sewer mains. Many of the existing sewer lines were installed within easements in residential back yards. Our design eliminated many of these undesirable situations by re-aligning the sewer mains into the existing public street system. The elimination of backyard sewer lines, created lateral connection issues for approximately 120 homeowners. CFA designed and the City of Reno installed 120 new sewer lateral connections that included re-plumbing the existing houses. CFA worked closely with NV Energy, TMWA, Charter Communications and AT&T to identify and re-align other infrastructure to finalize a practical design. This project was unique for the City of Reno due to the fact that the underground utility work and the street reconstruction work was bid under one contract. The City of Reno’s in-house engineers designed the roadway improvements. CFA combined the improvement drawings and specifications into a single-bid package. The project was awarded to Granite Construction in March 2011. The $7.5 million project was completed in November 2011. CFA provided civil engineering design, topographic and construction surveying, construction inspection and construction management services.