Monday - September 21, 2015

Waluga Reservoir 2 site restoration in its final stages

Native trees and shrubs have been planted throughout the reservoir site.

One of the overflow ponds complete with fencing and native plants.

Site clean up is underway.

Site restoration - Almost Complete!

Crews have finished planting native trees and shrubs around the site and installed the irrigation systems. Next week, crews will complete the site landscaping by spraying a field grass seed mixture over several portions of the site. Fencing has been installed around the site as well as gates at both the Carman Drive and Parkhill Street entrances. The overflow ponds and rock drains have also been finished.

Today, crews paved the site and main entrance driveway off Carman Drive. A special thank you to drivers for your patience while this work was completed!

Finishing Up

The next two weeks, crews will complete their final clean up, touch up paint on the pipe vaults, and demobilize their equipment and materials from the site (pictured above).

Ribbon Cutting

SAVE THE DATE! A ribbon-cutting celebration event will be held on Friday, Oct. 9 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. to mark the end of construction and show our appreciation to neighbors for their patience while we worked in the area. Please watch for a special invitation with more details coming soon!

Did you know?

The new 3.5 million gallon WR2 utilizes seismic cable connections between tank walls as well as a foundation specially designed to move without cracking or leaking. Pre-stressed concrete is also used to increase resiliency as well as seismically-activated closure valves on inlet and outlet pipes, which protect against the tank emptying should connecting pipes be damaged.

Learn more about seismic features of the new water system here.

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.