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Pressure Zone 3 Elevated Tank Sunset Ridge Tank Replacement Project

Project Update

The contractor completed the concrete pour at the top of the shaft that will support the bottom cone section of the three million gallon steel tank. Fabrication of the steel tank sections will continue with jacking of the steel bowl into place anticipated for this fall. The contractor has requested to work some Saturdays to make up for some lost weather days.


Construction activities will be on-going over a two-year period with completion anticipated for the summer of 2020.

Time-Lapse Video

Project Impact

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 below). 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:

  • Hiring a specialty contractor with high qualifications specifically for this type of work. 
  • 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.


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.


Tank replacement rendering