Thursday - April 13, 2017

Concrete pours complete: the Waluga Reservoir has a new roof!

Pouring the final quadrant.

Pouring the final quadrant.

Aerial Photo by Unique Perspectives Aerial Photography

Aerial Photo by Unique Perspectives Aerial Photography

Waluga Reservoir 1 Roof Replacement Construction Update

The reservoir has a new roof! Despite dealing with one of the wettest winters on record, crews found a long enough break in the rain to pour the final quadrant late last month.

Recent aerial photos captured in early March show half of the newly poured roof, with two remaining quadrants ready to be poured (rebar and shoring support also shown).

Now that the major concrete pours are complete, crews are focused on stripping and removing the shoring support, along with caulking and cleaning inside the tank - in preparation for installing a new valve and floor joints.

Next week, crews will be grading around the base of the tank and hauling off shoring material. Roof hatches are also expected to be poured.

In late April, the interior of the WR1 will be cleaned and chlorinated. Shortly afterwards, crews will begin filling the WR1 for a week of testing before it is placed back in service.

All work and site restoration is expected to be complete in mid-May.

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.

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