Wednesday - May 24, 2017

Ozone system up and running; WTP paving to take place next week

Preparation and grading taking place for the new pathway.

Water Treatment Plant Construction Update

Major site work is expected to be complete in June. Unfortunately, due to record-setting wet weather, installation of the landscaping has been extended until late July. Crews have been postponed with completing site work and installing the irrigation system due to saturated soil conditions across the site. This has also pushed back installation of the hundreds of trees, shrubs and groundcovers to be installed across the 9-acre site.

The Partnership and contractor understand this is disappointing news and is an additional impact to neighbors. We are committed to doing everything we can to accelerate the landscaping schedule, and the contractor has secured a second crew to help complete the irrigation and landscaping. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we all recover from the weather and progress with restoration of the site.

For security purposes, the chain link fence will remain in place until landscaping restoration work is complete. However, portions of the temporary fence may be removed on the Mapleton side and Kenthorpe side, as landscaping is completed in these public areas (outside the new security wall). In response to neighbor requests regarding the condition of the temporary site fence, the contractor has removed the green fabric.

Pathway Ribbon-Cutting Event

To commemorate the new pedestrian pathway and celebrate completion of plant construction in the neighborhood, the Partnership plans to hold a ribbon-cutting event along the new pedestrian pathway this summer. Stay tuned for more details, but expect some fun activities for kids and behind-the-scene tours of the new plant.

Recent Work

WTP staff are embarking on their final day of testing the new ozone system and the plant is now producing ozonated water.

Throughout May, crews have been forming and pouring curbs, gutters and catch basins; forming the driveway aprons on Kenthorpe Way; installing pervious pavers; grading and grubbing the site; installing the secure perimeter fence; installing light poles; working on the stone walls; placing the split-rail fence and grading for the pathway.

Crews have installed the irrigation main line, and are continuing with the lateral lines. Extension of the good neighbor cedar fence near the new pathway will be completed soon, followed by the entrance gates, which completes the new secure perimeter. Due to subcontractor availability and periods of heavy rain throughout this month, site paving is now expected to take place next week, after the Memorial Day holiday. Site lighting in the new public areas will be tested next month.

Work hours

Over the coming weeks, crews will be taking advantage of some of the drier and warmer weather that is finally upon us, working longer days and some Saturdays. Allowed work hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. No work will take place on Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.

For more information, please contact us or attend a neighborhood construction meeting.