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Water Pipeline Pressure Protection Project at the Wandering View Pump Station

The city will install pressure control equipment in a below-ground vault inside the fence of the Wandering View Tanks and Pump Station site at 104th Avenue and Hooker Street.

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Project Details


This equipment will help sustain safe pipeline pressures in the potable water system even during sudden power outages or emergency situations. This work is part of a larger project for several pump stations/pipelines within the city to ensure adequate water pressure, flow, redundancy and stored water available for irrigation, firefighting and emergencies.

Timeline

Construction is scheduled to begin in winter 2017 with an expected duration of about 6 to 8 weeks.

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 Monday through Friday 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.

Water service to customers is not expected to be impacted by this project. 

Concurrently with the planned construction project, the city will be installing a temporary antenna on the site for approximately 4 to 6 months.  The antenna is part of a study of new water meter reading technologies. There are currently no plans for a permanent antenna at this site, however the study may indicate the need for a smaller antenna to be placed on top of one of the tanks.

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.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding the temporary antenna, please contact Roger Harshman, Utilities Water Distribution Superintendent, at 303-658-2505, or rharshma@cityofwestminster.us. 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.