Half Moon Bay Wet Weather Storage Facility Built

Caitlin Shanley Blog, Newsletter, Stormwater

It’s no secret that in recent decades California’s climate has grown more extreme. Epic droughts, raging wildfires, and—when it does rain—heavier storms often inundate the state year round. While the impact and response to such newsworthy events is front and center, countless other weather related situations are playing out behind the scenes. In El Granada, California, just south of San Francisco, heavy rain events were overwhelming the Portola Pumping Station, leading to sanitary sewer overflows in the environmentally rich area in and around Half Moon Bay. The Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside (SAM), which serves the communities of Montara, Moss Beach, and …

A Neighborly Septic System Solution

Caitlin Shanley Blog, Newsletter, Wastewater

Good septic tanks make good neighbors. That could be the theme for a recent 1,000 gallon septic tank installation in San Juan Capistrano, California, where Ace Capital Engineering installed a Jensen Precast system with some special attention to the location of the leach field where the outflow from the tank percolates into the soil. Known for its historic mission built in 1776, the south Orange County community of about 35,000 has a city sewer system, but still includes a few older neighborhoods where septic tanks are the prevalent. When a homeowner wanted to construct an auxiliary house on a previously …

Louis Allen Celebrates Olympian Son Devon

Caitlin Shanley Blog, Community Engagement, Newsletter

Louis Allen knew his son might have a future as a top athlete when he watched the six year old compete on teams at school. Baseball, basketball, soccer—the boy could do it all and then some. “Every coach seemed to want my son on their team,” says Allen, Materials Manager for Jensen Precast Phoenix. “His soccer coach would end up having to take him out of the lineup because he would score five or six goals in the first 15 minutes of a game. One time when he played shortstop the first baseman kept missing catches, so my son would …