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Countryside Pump Station Replacement and Tank Repair

The city will replace the existing water pump station known as the Countryside Pump Station and make repairs to the concrete tank located near 100th Avenue and Simms Street. A valve vault will also be constructed on 103rd Avenue just east of Simms Street.

Neighborhood Letter

Project update:

The project continues to progress on schedule with the completion of the stone veneer and roof framing for the pump building. The finished metal roof will be completed by mid-October after which the interior piping, pumps and electrical equipment will be installed. The perimeter ornamental fence along 100th Avenue will be installed in October and will require the sidewalk adjacent to the site to be closed to pedestrian traffic. Signs will be installed indicating this closure while the fence is being installed. The site grading for pavement and landscaping berms is underway. Site restoration, paving and landscaping will take place from October into November.

Sand-blasting and re-coating of the above-ground portion of the concrete storage tank has been completed.  In November, the new valve vault will be installed at 103rd Avenue and Simms Street, during which access at 103rd Avenue will be maintained. Overall, the project is scheduled to be completed by early 2019.

Project Details

Overall, the work is necessary to replace aging infrastructure that has reached the end of is useful life span. The project will include system improvements to meet the level of service experienced elsewhere in the system for adequate water pressure, flow, redundancy and stored water available for irrigation, firefighting and emergencies.

Timeline

The replacement project began in the fall of 2017 with completion anticipated for early 2019. The work includes complex operations and procedures that require a long-term construction period, coordination with existing facility operations and mobilization of specialized construction equipment.

Project Impact

Due to the proximity of this project to our customers, the city is taking special precautions to minimize disruption and inconvenience, including:

  • Hiring a specialty contractor with high qualifications specifically for this type of work. All contractors bidding this work completed a detailed prequalification process.
  • 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.
  • Careful monitoring of contractor compliance to state and local permit requirements for noise and dust control.
  • Sequencing the work to minimize the need for water service disruptions.

Information/Questions

For general questions, concerns or comments, please contact the city’s Project Manager Kent Brugler at 303-658-2196, or kbrugler@cityofwestminster.us. Additional information is also available in a Project Information Open House presentation. Thank you for your patience during this capital improvement project. We look forward to maintaining a high-level of service now and into the future.