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Pressure Zone 3 Elevated Tank Sunset Ridge Tank Replacement Project

Project Update - Aug. 18 

The city will be replacing the recently demolished Sunset Ridge elevated water tank with a new elevated tank on 97th Avenue adjacent to the city’s existing Hydropillar elevated water tank. The Sunset Ridge tank was previously located behind Sunset Ridge School on Hooker Street. The project will improve the water distribution system to meet the level of service experienced elsewhere in the city for adequate water pressure, flow, redundancy and stored water available for irrigation, firefighting, and emergencies. The design phase is underway with construction anticipated to begin in 2018. 

The work includes complex high-angle operations that require a long-term construction period and mobilization of specialized construction equipment (see rendering of new tank). Due to the proximity of this project to you and other customers, the city is taking special precautions to minimize disruption and inconvenience to your daily routine, including: 

1) Hiring a specialty contractor with high qualifications specifically for this type of work. All contractors bidding this work completed a detailed prequalification process. 
2) Restricting work hours to Mondays through Fridays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. to limit the impact of construction equipment and work noise. Weekend and evening work will only be permitted if special circumstances arise. 
3) Careful monitoring of contractor compliance to state and local permit requirements for noise and dust control. 
4) Sequencing the work to minimize the need for water service disruptions. 

The city will host a project Open House information session from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26. at City Hall, 4800 W. 92nd Ave. (see letter invitation). The public is invited to provide input, ask questions and learn more about the project. 

Information/Questions

For general questions, concerns or comments, please contact the city’s Project Manager Dan Strietelmeier at 303-658-2179 or dstriete@cityofwestminster.us. Thank you for your patience during this important capital improvement project. We look forward to maintaining a high-level of service for you now and into the future.