Monday - October 10, 2016

Work underway at the WR1 site

A crane arriving to help set up scaffolding.

WR1 roof will soon be saw-cut into small pieces.

The WR1 is approximately 190 feet in diameter and 21 feet tall. It has a capacity of 4 million gallons.

Waluga Reservoir 1 Roof Replacement Construction Update

Tree protection fencing and erosion control measures have been established at the reservoir site. A small construction trailer has been set up for contractor personnel. Equipment is also arriving, including a crane to help set up scaffolding, and shoring to support the WR1 roof before demolition begins. Crews are setting up a work platform around the perimeter of the tank, and will begin placing shoring material inside the tank over the coming weeks.

Work hours are Monday to Friday, 7 .am. – 6 p.m., with some Saturdays, from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Neighbors can expect to see and hear a large crane, delivery and movement of materials and equipment during work hours. There may be an increase in noise, truck traffic and vibration, depending on neighbors’ locations.

Pedestrian Access Safety Reminder

Through spring 2017, there is no public access allowed on the site due to active construction. All pathways through the reservoir site are closed to ensure safety.

Inside WR1

Partnership staff explored the inside of the Waluga Reservoir 1 (WR1) this week. Soon, crews will start the process of saw-cutting the roof into small pieces and removing the 14-inch wide supporting columns pictured below. Saw-cutting is expected to take two weeks to complete. An update will be provided prior to the saw-cutting work.

For more information about construction visit the Construction Flyer or us or follow @LOTWater on Twitter.