Booster Station Replacements: Phase 1
This project is being implemented to address current water pressure limitations, improve booster pump efficiency and fire flow in the pressure zones, upgrade the electrical systems, provide emergency power to each pump station, and to improve maintenance access by bringing the stations above grade.
Phase 1 will construct or upgrade water booster stations at the following locations:
- The Vista Booster Station component of the project will relocate and upgrade the existing below-grade pump station, which is currently sized only for domestic flow. The new above-ground facility will be relocated along the gravel access road to the Vista Reservoir.
- The current White Avenue Booster Station provides domestic flow and contains an inactive fire pump. It will be replaced with an easier to maintain above-grade facility capable of more efficiently providing domestic capacity and include installation of an additional pump for fire suppression to address fire flow deficiency. This booster station will be constructed on City owned property adjacent to White Avenue and Bristol Road.
- The Taylor Avenue Booster Station requires a replacement of the existing pump station with an upgraded facility. The current facility is the oldest pump station, having been installed in the 1950s. A new above-grade pump station will provide both domestic flow and fire suppression through different pumps. This booster station will be constructed on the western end of Taylor Avenue.
The Booster Station Replacements contract was awarded to TW Clark Construction LLC from Spokane, WA. The construction window for the project was set at 365 days, however, initial construction plans set the goal of finishing the stations before the end of the year.
Construction Update - 9/4/2017
At the Taylor Street booster station the roof has been completed and Motley-Motley Inc. is finishing up the underground work so that the building site can be backfilled and the floor for the booster station can be poured. As you can see in the picture below the reinforcement is in place for when the floor is poured. Over the next week the site will be leveled to nearly final grade.
Taylor Street Booster Station Interior
The Vista Booster Station excavation has finished and the undgerground plumbing have been installed and encased with concrete. The forms for the foundation are built and the site is ready for more concrete.
Underground Plumbing and Foundation Forms
The White Booster Station roof has also been completed and the exterior site is taking shape. The block retaining wall has been built and the site is nearly ready for the concrete floor. Once the floor has been installed the pumps and other equipment can begin to be moved into the buildings.
White Booster Station Exterior
What is that?
Water Main - The pipe in a system that distributes water throughout the city.
Booster Pump - Booster pumps are used to increase pressure within liquid circulation systems, either for specific applications fed by the systems that require the higher pressure, or for increasing the distance the system is required to carry the liquid at the circulation pressure.
Water Distribution System - A network of pipes, valves, and pumps that conveys water from the storage tanks to homes and businesses throughout the city.
Domestic Flow - The amount of water supplied for everyday domestic use, such as for sinks, showers, toilets, etc.
Fire Flow - The amount of water supplied to firefighting equipment by a hydrant connected to the water distribution system.
Redundancy - Having more than one water main or pump supplying a development or neighborhood so that one component can be shut down for repairs while the other one still operates to serve that development or neighborhood.