Date of Award

Spring 2017

Document Type



Santa Clara : Santa Clara University, 2017.


Civil Engineering

First Advisor

Edwin Maurer

Second Advisor

Laura Doyle


At the retreat center in San Juan Bautista, run by the Franciscan brothers, there is a dry pond that at one time was full of water. Over time, however, the pond has lost water due to the effects of the California drought. In order to bring back the aesthetics of the St. Francis Retreat Center and restore the habitat, this project allows for the design of a pump and piping system that will bring water from a well and recharge the pond, working in tandem with another senior design group for the water purification of the well. The proposed solution is an environmentally and economically conscious design, which will efficiently bring water from the well and recharge the pond, restoring the peaceful aesthetics for the retreat community.