Friday - October 24, 2014

Waluga Reservoir 2 (WR2) Construction Update

Crews work on the reservoir’s roof supports.

The WR2 pipe vault walls and roof have been formed with reinforced steel and crews will pour the vault concrete on Oct. 27.

Roof shoring support has begun!

Now that the walls are complete, work has begun on the roof support. Next week, crews will continue to set-up roof shoring, and form the roof hatches and vents. They will also apply rubber along the top of the wall to help seal the reservoir once the roof is complete. The outside walls of the reservoir are set to be stripped and painted next week, however, this depends on the weather.

Beginning the first week of November, neighbors can expect to see several deliveries of steel in preparation for the final reservoir roof pour in mid to late November.

Pipeline connections

Crews continue to construct pipeline connecting the new WR2 to the existing WR1. Work is finished on forming the walls and roof of the WR2 pipe vault with reinforced steel. A concrete pour for the vault will occur on Monday, Oct. 27. Neighbors can expect 7-8 concrete trucks arriving and leaving the site during the one-day pour.

After the WR2 pipe vault is complete, crews will backfill the area. In an effort to be sustainable and reuse natural resources from the site, crews will crush rock during the first week of November. The crushed rock will be used as fill material for the pipe vault. Neighbors can expect a slight increase in noise during this time.

Construction work hours

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