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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: Nov. 8

The contractor has begun activities at the Countryside site in preparation for construction of the new pump station and tank repairs. Locating of existing utilities is currently being performed and Xcel is working on relocating the electrical service. Excavation for the pump station and installation of water pipe will begin mid-November and continue through December 2018. Tank repairs will begin on a similar timeframe and are anticipated to be completed in spring 2018.

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 is scheduled to begin this fall with completion anticipated for late 2018. The work includes complex operations that require a long-term construction period 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.