Thursday - January 12, 2017

WR1 columns and footings more than halfway complete

Aerial photo of the WR1 columns and footings being formed and poured – late December 2016. Photo by Unique Perspectives Aerial Photography

A bird’s-eye view: In December, the large crane lifted the smaller crane inside the tank. The small crane is servicing the new columns and footings. Photo by Unique Perspectives Aerial Photography

Waluga Reservoir 1 Roof Replacement Construction Update

In December, the large crane lifted a smaller crane inside the tank. The small crane was used to remove the remaining shoring support, and is now working to form and pour the new footings and columns.

Concrete placement over halfway for footings and columns

Crews have poured about half of the WR1 columns and more than three-quarters of the footings! However, with the recent snow fall and freezing rain events, concrete plants have been shutdown which has slowed progress on the concrete placement. No pours are anticipated to occur for the remainder of this week. Crews are rescheduling as many concrete pours as possible for next week, weather permitting.

Neighbors should expect an increase in noise and truck traffic during concrete pours, as a large pumper truck and concrete trucks will be operating on site.

In the coming weeks, crews will begin reinstalling shoring support to prepare for the new roof. Concrete placement for the roof deck is now expected to occur in February.

Over the next few weeks, neighbors can expect to see and hear a crane operating overhead, concrete pumper trucks, concrete trucks and truck traffic carrying materials and equipment to and from the site during work hours.

Generally, work hours are Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., with some Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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. Thank you for your assistance and patience.

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