Main West Tank Project Wins Two ASCE Awards


Each year, the American Society of Civil Engineers announce awards at branch, regional, and state levels to recognize individuals and projects that advance the civil engineering profession. This year, The City of Paso Robles claimed the Outstanding Water Project Award for their Main West Tank project at both the San Luis Obispo branch and greater Los Angeles Section levels.

The Main West Tank Project is a new, four million-gallon, partially buried concrete tank that provides the main water storage for the Main West pressure zone – one of only two zones. It replaced an unconventionally shaped earthen and wood reservoir that was originally constructed in 1925.

The new Main West Tank was constructed at the same hydraulic grade line as the existing reservoir. The construction work consisted of demolition; construction of the new tank, including appurtenances and electrical equipment; installation of steel and ductile iron pressurized potable pipe; and additional manifold and drainage piping to create a functioning potable water storage system.

Charlie Gray, the project manager on Cannon’s construction management team, had this to say about the project’s achievement: “We are thrilled for the City of Paso Robles and everyone involved. This was an exciting and challenging project, and its success depended on so many different people fulfilling their role and coordinating with each other. Every team member really did an exceptional job.”

The Los Angeles Section presented Project and Individual Awards at the Section Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner Ceremony on Saturday, October 1st at Huntington Library. The awards were selected from nominations made by the branches, Younger Member Forum, Life Member Forum, technical groups, committees, and individual members. Cannon’s Director of Construction Management, Patrick Riddell, accepted the award on behalf of the City of Paso Robles.

To see LA Section awards on their website, follow this link. To view San Luis Obispo Branch awards on their website, click here. All award recipients, both projects and individuals, become official nominees for a Region 9 Award and are automatically forwarded to the state level Region 9 Awards Committee for consideration of an award to be presented in 2023.