Eleven Mile Pipeline Requires High Capacity Storage System


SoCal Gas is in the process of installing 11 miles of new 24-inch transmission pipeline that extends from Calipatria to Niland, CA, requiring 22 underground bores. During the course of the project, water removed from the excavation needs to be stored prior to use in dust control.


Rain for Rent provided a combination of 21,000 gallon tanks, B40 LakeTank®, liquid level gauges, filtration, pumps and spill containment on the jobsite to store the 60,000 gallons of water trucked in daily.


  • By recommending the use of a single LakeTank, the customer realized 20% cost savings and space savings on the jobsite.
  • Rain for Rent worked in tandem with eight other contractors onsite, coordinating schedules and the movement of equipment to prevent downtime on the jobsite.
  • Water testing necessitated two to three days’ worth of incoming water to be stored, requiring the use of the 1.7 million gallon LakeTank.
  • Rain for Rent was chosen to perform the job because of our ability to quickly mobilize equipment and due to the positive customer relationship.
  • Coordination between multiple Rain for Rent locations was seamless, allowing the company to meet all deadlines, provide the necessary equipment, perform pump watch and be on-call for any project changes.
  • Water was stored and reused, saving water for the drought-stricken state.


SoCal Gas plans to work with Rain for Rent on another segment of the pipeline as well as several other projects around California. Rain for Rent is providing water storage for the second phase of the project, which includes hydrotesting 11 miles of the recently installed transmission pipeline.

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