Current and Recent Department Projects
Dry Bridge Rd Water Treatment Plant
Construction began March 2022 - Groundwater treatment plant for Wells 1 and 2 utilizing four 40,000lb Granular Activated Carbon vessels for removal of PFAS to non-detect levels. Also includes pH adjustment, corrosion control, and disinfection as well as continuous chlorine monitoring. Project also includes construction of raw water mains to deliver water from Wells 1 and 2 to the plant site as well as new finished water mains to deliver water from the plant to the distribution system on Springdale Road and Holyoke Road.
Water Storage Tank Repairs
Completed Summer 2021 - Spring 2022 - Repairs to the Sackett and Northwest storage tanks including surface coatings and hatchway repairs. Stabilization of the deteriorating 5 million gallon Provin Mountain Tank while future replacement is designed.
East Mountain Rd Water Storage Tank Replacement
Completed Summer 2021 - Replaced the aging 2.7-million-gallon water storage tank with a brand new 2.1-million-gallon precast concrete tank. This project also included a new 16-inch diameter water main from the tank, and improvements to the access road.
Owen District Water Treatment Plant
Construction began Fall 2018 - Water to customers Summer 2020 - Groundwater treatment plant for Wells 7 and 8 utilizing four 40,000lb Granular Activated Carbon vessels for removal of PFAS to non-detect levels. Also includes pH adjustment, corrosion control, and disinfection as well as continuous chlorine monitoring.
Water Meter Replacement Project
2018 - 2020 - The Water Resources Division with assistance from outside vendors replaced over 11,000 water meters throughout the city. Outdated manual dial meters were replaced with electronic digital meters that could be read remotely. Learn more here.
Currently Offline - Well 2, at the base of Springdale Rd has been offline since December of 2020 when some questions arose concerning quality control issues with some sampling reports, but it is being regularly tested and is ready to produce water that meets all guidelines, should the need arise.
Currently Offline - Well 1, off Holyoke Rd has been offline since March of 2019 when an issue with one of the storage tanks led to it being shut down. It has since been remediated and awaits the completion of the Dry Bridge Road Water Treatment Plant to return to service. However, it would be sampled to demonstrate compliance with drinking water regulations before returning to service as an available source if it is needed.