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Low Lake Level Pumping Station

Maintaining access to water supply in Southern Nevada

  • 900M


  • 528FT

    Access Shaft

  • Las Vegas, Nevada

    Las Vegas, Nevada

Ensuring Southern Nevada won’t have to worry about running out of water any time soon

Lake Mead is the primary water supply for southern Nevada communities, including Las Vegas, and as water levels continue to fall, Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) reached out to MWHill Joint Venture with Stantec as a partner to design a low lake level pumping station to maintain access to its primary water supply.

When water levels become too low, the existing SNWA pump stations can’t operate. In the face of a drought, this pump station becomes increasingly important to provide the community continued access to as much as 900 million gallons of water a day for the region.

After completing Phase 1, which included preliminary configuration of the pumping station and risk management evaluation, Stantec (as part of the MWHill Joint Venture) has begun design work to move the construction phase forward. This includes design and construction of the earthwork. Part of this features a 26-foot diameter, 528-foot deep access shaft, and a 16-foot diameter welded steel pipe bulkhead at the bottom of the shaft that will play an integral part in pump design.

This project will ensure Southern Nevada won’t have to worry about running out of water any time soon.

At a Glance

  • Las Vegas (Charleston Blvd), NV



Meet Our Team

Daniela Machado, Senior Principal, Operations Leader

Taking advantage of opportunities that challenge you is where innovative and creative design and management emerges.
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Greg Raines, Vice President

It is our responsibility to society, as the engineers, to deliver water conveyance and power tunnels in a safe and reliable manner.

Doug Rounds, Senior Associate, Structural Engineer

Quality design work saves time and money during construction, and is the best way to create trusting relationships with clients for future projects.
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Daniela Machado

Senior Principal, Operations Leader

Greg Raines

Vice President

Doug Rounds

Senior Associate, Structural Engineer

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