October 13, 2021 Last week, the contractor began setting up scaffolding inside the tank. This work will take about two weeks to complete. After the scaffolding is in place, the general contractor, Purcell Painting and Coating will begin installing the onsite generator, dehumidifier, and other equipment needed before removing the interior coatings. During this time, steel workers will begin installing additional anchors around the bottom of the tank to provide additional seismic stability.
September 22, 2021 This week, staff is preparing to drain the 7-MG water tank in anticipation of turning the tank over to the general contractor, Purcell Painting & Coating, on October 4. Temporary pumps and piping will allow us to use approximately 95%-98% of the water currently stored in the tank. During the week of September 27, these pumps will be running only during the day, and some customers may experience some fluctuation in water pressure during this time. The general contractor is expected to begin mobilizing at the site by early October.
June 14, 2021 At the District, we take emergency preparedness very seriously and constantly look for ways we can improve our resiliency and ability to maintain services, even during times of emergencies. Our water tank improvement projects help maintain water quality, improve distribution, and increase seismic stability. The latest improvement project commencing in the latter part of 2021 focuses on the 7-million-gallon (7MG) water tank located on SE 47th Way. This seismic retrofit and tank coating project will provide improvements to the tank’s existing anchorage system, improve the tank’s venting system, and provide safety improvements for tank access and maintenance. The project will also include the replacement of exterior and interior coatings, and a new landscape mural. Watch this page for regular photo updates as this project progresses.