Denver Water to upgrade
$ 100M contract will replace old storage tanks
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.