Layne Christensen Co. announced that its Water Resource Division has been awarded a $5.7 million contract by the Virgin Valley Water District in Mesquite, Nev.
The project involves the drilling and development of three municipal production wells to estimated depths of 2,500, 3,300 and 3,500 feet. This project's bids were evaluated by several criteria, price, capabilities, experience, reputation and references, with the bid being awarded to the lowest most responsive bidder, according to Nevada Revised Statutes.
"To meet our anticipated water demands for the next several years, we have to tap the deep resources of the Lower Virgin River Basin. As such, we can't afford to take risks with wells this deep so we scrutinized every aspect of the contractors carefully before awarding the bid," said Michael Johnson, Chief Hydrologist for the Virgin Valley Water District.
"We are very pleased our qualifications were deemed the best to satisfy the criteria for this project," said Norm Mehlhorn, Layne's Executive Vice President. "The owner was meticulous in their selection of a contractor, and we are confident that this project will be on time, on budget and well executed."
The Virgin Valley Water District serves one of the fastest growing small communities in America, Mesquite, Nevada. Retirees are increasingly attracted to the warm, dry climate.