Thursday - September 25, 2014

Waluga Reservoir 2 (WR2) Construction Update

Crews make significant progress with new reservoir walls

Crushed rock ready to re-use as fill

In recent weeks, in a sustainable effort to reuse natural resources, crews crushed rock that had previously been excavated from the WR2 site. The crushed rock is now ready to re-use as fill material on site. No rock-crushing is anticipated for at least the next couple of weeks.

WR2 wall construction more than 50% complete

Crews will pour the 6th reservoir wall today. Each wall pour takes approximately 6 hours. The walls are being poured with concrete every other day. The 7th reservoir wall is expected to be poured on Monday, 9/29. The final wall pour will take place during the week beginning 10/6.

During the wall pours, neighbors can expect to see about 5 concrete trucks traveling to and from the site and hear noise from a concrete pump truck, from 7:00 a.m. Flaggers will guide trucks in and out of the site, so please approach the Carman Drive curves cautiously.

Preparing for WR2 roof shore

Tomorrow, rebar that will be used to support the WR2 roof will be delivered. Once the reservoir walls are complete, crews will begin work on the roof support. This work is expected to take approximately 15 working days.

Construction work hours

Construction work hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday. No work will take place this Saturday.

On Saturday, 10/4, for a half-day only (from 8 a.m.-12 p.m.), a small crew will be pulling out ‘taper ties’ (that hold wall forms together). Neighbors can expect a modest level of intermittent banging noise during this time. There will no construction equipment operating.

Project information

For the most up to date information about the project, please visit work underway, call the hotline at 503-697-6502 or e-mail