Waluga Reservoir Turns Green
Waluga Reservoir 2 (WR2) Construction Update
WR2 transitions to green
Crews have begun painting the exterior of Waluga Reservoir 2 (WR2)! By next week, the entire reservoir will be green with several coats of paint. The color was chosen with input from local residents to blend in with its surroundings as much as possible. In an effort to finish quickly, a small crew will continue painting the reservoir during the day on Saturday, July 18.
WR1 improvements continue
Crews continue to excavate a shaft outside of the existing Waluga Reservoir 1 (WR1) to make a connection with a nearby pipe vault and expect to join up with the recently excavated shaft in the floor inside WR1 (pictured left). After this process is complete, crews will continue to make improvements inside the reservoir, including the installation of a new mixing manifold, which will enhance water quality after WR1 is back online.
Other on-site work
In the next few weeks, portions of the site will be graded, including the entrance off Carman Drive, in preparation for paving next month. Crews will also begin installing fencing around the site. The remaining weeds and ivy around the reservoirs will be pulled out by hand in preparation for landscaping and irigation.
Crews continue to install piping and electrical conduits in the Parkhill Drive area to connect WR1 and WR2 with the new water system near East Waluga Park. Please be cautious when walking on the trails to East Waluga Park and near the work site.
Security cameras installed
Due to continued vandalism to construction equipment, crews recently installed security cameras around the work site and have begun monitoring the area more closely during non-work hours.