Jumbo Box Culvert Bridges Stormwater Channels in Carson City

Caitlin Shanley Blog, Case Studies, Stormwater

When Sam and Eva Lompa purchased 820 acres of Carson City land in 1936 to raise livestock, the capital of Nevada had a post mining boom population of less than 2,500. Today the thriving municipality along US Route 395 is home to more than 57,000, and the 413 acre Lompa Cattle Ranch rests in the city center surrounded by growing neighborhoods, schools, and businesses. On the market since 2006, the ranch sat idle for 10 years before Blackstone Development Group submitted plans for a new mixed use planned community spread out over 251 acres. Lompa Ranch North will feature 189 …

Jensen Deflective Separator Stops Stormwater Runoff

Caitlin Shanley 2020 Vision, Stormwater

Clear Creek Erosion Control Carson City, Nevada US HIGHWAY 50 in Northern Nevada runs from the Sierra Mountains near Reno to the Great Basin National Park near Baker. Called “The Loneliest Road in America,” the Nevadan portion of the stretch is anything but. It zigzags through a half dozen towns and serves locals and out of towners with equal access to stunning landscape. When stormwater runoff from Mt. Rose near Carson City needed treated to protect the environment, the job called for a robust solution to keep Highway 50 up to speed. Jensen Precast in Sparks, Nevada, specializes in stormwater …

Blue Skies and Dirt

Nicholas Drake Blog, Jensen Water Resource Blog, Precast, Stormwater

Project Lifecycle Day 5: When you build a beautiful precast concrete structure for a massive underground project, does it hurt to watch your work covered up in dirt? As phase one of the 307’ x 180’ x 12’ Lakewood Stormwater and Runoff Capture Project comes to a close in Southern California, phase two has already been excavated, and the dug-up dirt from phase two is used to cover up phase one. Good use of resources, eh? No one’s singing the “Subterranean Precast Blues” in Lakewood. When your work goes undercover of dirt it means you’re in the homestretch. Only blue skies …

Feature from Concrete Products Magazine: Jensen Precast System Captures Stormwater Regulators’ Attention

Bryan Bach Blog, Jensen Water Resource Blog, Stormwater

Our thanks to Concrete Products Magazine for featuring Jensen Stormwater Systems in its February 2019 issue, discussing the recent certification of the Jensen Deflective Separator (JDS) as a Full Capture System Device for Trash Treatment Control by the California Water Resources Control Board. Here is a snippet from the article: “The California Water Resources Control Board recently certified the Jensen Deflective Separator (JDS) as a Full Capture System Device for Trash Treatment Control. Certification of the technology from Sparks, Nev.-based Jensen Precast dovetails revised water quality control plans—collectively known as the ‘Trash Amendments’—that the agency adopted in 2015 for drainage …

A Walk in the Park

Brent Petring Blog, Stormwater

Project Lifecycle Day 1: A kind of calm excitement frames Mayfair Park in Lakewood, California, as workers install the first of many precast concrete structures making up a massive Jensen Detention Reservoir for the Lakewood Stormwater and Runoff Capture Project. “We had a very successful first day due to the proper subgrade preparation by the contractor, Sukut Construction, and their attention to the details involved in the delivery of Jensen Precast segments for precise timing of installation,” says Jay DeVries, Jensen Precast Outside Sales Representative. “We’re moving right along really well.” Manufactured by the Jensen Precast branch in Fontana, California, …