Wednesday - September 12, 2012

Waluga Reservoir Update

Waluga Reservoir Update

The Waluga Land Use application submittal is scheduled for late this month. Waluga Reservoir design is being firmed up in anticipation of that submittal.

We want to let you know about the latest design refinements to both the facility and site plans:

  • To meet height limitations on a sloped surface, the reservoir's profile has been lowered slightly. As a result, the tank diameter increased by 2 feet to meet the required storage capacity of 3.5 MG.
  • The reservoir has shifted 6 feet to the east and 2 feet to the south. It will now be 36 feet from the west property line.
  • The tank is designed to the most stringent seismic standards – 2012 IBC (seismic occupancy category IV (highest level) and an occupancy importance factor of 1.50 (highest level). These are the standards used for vital structures such as hospitals.
  • Fencing the entire property will be included as part of the Land Use application leaving that option open as needed.

Once the application is submitted, it will be reviewed and a Development Review Commission hearing will be scheduled. We expect that the hearing will be at the end of the year.

If you have any questions or concerns please call 503.697.6502.

The Waluga Land Use application submittal is scheduled for late this month. Waluga Reservoir design is being firmed up in anticipation of that submittal.

We want to let you know about the latest design refinements to both the facility and site plans:

  • To meet height limitations on a sloped surface, the reservoir's profile has been lowered slightly. As a result, the tank diameter increased by 2 feet to meet the required storage capacity of 3.5 MG.
  • The reservoir has shifted 6 feet to the east and 2 feet to the south. It will now be 36 feet from the west property line.
  • The tank is designed to the most stringent seismic standards – 2012 IBC (seismic occupancy category IV (highest level) and an occupancy importance factor of 1.50 (highest level). These are the standards used for vital structures such as hospitals.
  • Fencing the entire property will be included as part of the Land Use application leaving that option open as needed.

Once the application is submitted, it will be reviewed and a Development Review Commission hearing will be scheduled. We expect that the hearing will be at the end of the year.

If you have any questions or concerns please call 503.697.6502.