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Northridge Water Tanks Replacement Project

Just like your car or house, water infrastructure doesn’t last forever.

The city will be replacing two aging water storage tanks near City Hall with new water tanks that will provide reliable service decades into the future. Two of the three existing tanks were built in 1968 and need to be replaced due to structural safety concerns. The tank on the far east side of the property was built in 2016 and will remain on site.

Damaged water tanks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two water storage tanks built in 1968 will be replaced due to structural safety concerns.

Location of Water Tanks

Location of water tanks


 

Schedule

The design phase of the project began in fall 2021 with site survey, geotechnical investigation, and other field data collection work. Survey stakes will remain on site throughout the project, providing reference points during the design and construction of the new replacement tanks.

 

 

The aging water storage tanks are currently expected to be removed in summer 2022 and construction of the replacement tanks will begin winter 2022/ spring 2023.

More Information

 

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​ Project emails will be sent periodically beginning summer 2022.

 

The project team made some in-person visits to residents living adjacent to the project in fall 2021. Additional outreach to residents is planned before tank demolition and construction activity begins.

 

 

Questions?

Don’t hesitate to reach out to the project team with any questions about the project by email at watertanks@cityofwestminster.us or by phone at 303-706-3032. Please allow one business day for a reply.

Background

Delivering safe, reliable, and high-quality drinking water is one of the many ways the City of Westminster supports a thriving community. The city’s drinking water system includes over 500 miles of pipe, two water treatment facilities, as well as water storage facilities at strategic locations throughout the city.

The Northridge water storage facility, located near City Hall, consists of two 3-million-gallon drinking water storage tanks first built in 1968, a 3.5-million-gallon drinking water storage tank built in 2016, a reclaimed water standpipe, and pumps and valves connecting these tanks to the pipelines below ground.

These water storage tanks are critical to ensuring that Westminster has enough treated water available, even during times of peak demand, typically during the hottest days of the summer in July, and for fire emergencies. Combined with pumps, water storage tanks are also used to ensure consistent water pressure.