City of Bend – Colorado Lift Station

Project Stats

Owner: City of Bend

Value: $11M

Method: DBB

Location: Bend, OR

Bend’s sewer collection system was near capacity. In some areas, existing sewer pipes routinely approached overflow levels. In parts of the city it was difficult to add any major new employer or residential development. The Colorado Lift Station project upgraded and replaced the undersized and deficient Shevlin station in McKay Park.

The new lift station foundation was 25’ deep and required an engineered shoring system. Construction included a dry-well and wet-well consisting of three dry sump submersible pumps, which provided the final lift station capacity to 2,800 gallons per minute. The lift station also included a bio filter system and architectural finishes. The improved station relieved critical sewer capacity issues on Bend’s westside. It is sized to provide capacity for businesses and residents inside the current urban growth boundary. The project also included extensive underground piping throughout the heavily congested Old Mill and Downtown districts of Bend.

Colo Lift outside
Colo Lift pipes