Construction on the water tank will begin on August 15, 2022, and construction on the pipeline is scheduled to begin later in the process. The two projects will then run concurrently with full completion scheduled for December 2023.
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Currently, PWSD only has one water tank located in Zone 3. By adding a second tank we’re able to add critical storage and system redundancy, while also increasing positive pressure and increased fire flow in the system.
The budget for this project is $14.5 million. While all projects completed by PWSD have an impact on rates, the costs for this project were part of the District’s long-term capital plan and therefore included in our long-term rate plans along with many other necessary projects and costs.
The project will be fenced off and will be occurring on PWSD’s property or acquired easements.
Residents in the area can expect to hear construction noise and traffic in the area on weekdays from 7:30am – 5:00pm. There is also potential for weekend work if it’s deemed necessary. Any variances will be approved by Douglas County.
Because the tank will be buried underground, the project will involve digging and hauling dirt from the site. Traffic will include heavy machinery, cement trucks, tractor trailers, construction staff vehicles, etc.
This project is located in a residential neighborhood and should not have an impact on local businesses.
We are partnering with Garney Construction, SM&RC Structural Engineers Inc., and Providence Infrastructure Consultants on this project.
We are relying on traditional, tried and true methods to build this tank and pipeline, just as we have for the other ones in the District. In fact, this will be the 7th water tank located within the District.
Inquiries about the project may be directed to the PWSD Engineering Department.