Den­ver Wa­ter to upgrade

$ 100M con­tract will re­place old stor­age tanks

The Denver Post - - NEWS - By Christo­pher N. Osher Christo­pher N. Osher: 303- 954- 1747, cosher@ den­ver­post. com or @chrisosher

Work will soon be un­der­way on a $ 100 mil­lion pro­ject to re­place a reser­voir and pump sta­tion that pro­vides potable wa­ter to Den­ver Wa­ter cus­tomers.

Den­ver Wa­ter awarded the con­struc­tion con­tract for the pro­ject to MW H Con­struct ors, a sub­sidiary of MWH Global. The work will in­volve re­plac­ing the Hill­crest Reser­voir Tank and Pump Sta­tion, which is near In­ter­state 25 and I- 225 in Den­ver.

The pro­ject re­places two 15- mil­lion- gal­lon stor­age tanks with three 15- mil­lion- gal­lon stor­age tanks. The work will im­prove re­li­a­bil­ity and in­crease ca­pac­ity, said Travis Thomp­son, spokesman for Den­ver Wa­ter. The new pump sta­tion will have a ca­pac­ity of 115 mil­lion gal­lons per day. Thomp­son added that the new stor­age tanks will be cir­cu­lar in­stead of the cur­rent rec­tan­gu­lar con­fig­u­ra­tion, which is more sus­cep­ti­ble to leaks.

“We are im­prov­ing on ag­ing in­fra­struc­ture,” Thomp­son said.

The cur­rent reser­voir tanks and pump sta­tion will re­main in op­er­a­tion dur­ing con­struc­tion, ex­cept for sched­uled shut­downs to be de­ter­mined dur­ing the de­sign phase. Com­ple­tion is ex­pected in Septem­ber 2020.

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