Short-Term Pressure Reduction During Pump Station Repairs
UPDATE: May 9: Where repairs to water mains in the roadway were made, the contractor will be replacing temporary asphalt patches with permanent asphalt pavement. During this time east bound traffic on West 90th Avenue between Wadsworth Blvd and Yukon Street will be detoured to the north side of West 90th Avenue. Depending on the weather conditions, pavement work will be done on a weekday between May 9 and May 14.
Feb. 14: For those residents living in the red area outlined above, there will be a temporary interruption of water service to complete repairs to the pump station that serves your neighborhood from approximately 1 a.m. to 4 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 15. During this time you may experience low water pressure or a complete water outage. You may want to have some water stored and available in your home if you should need water during these hours.
Feb. 11: Due to a pipe break in the area, this project will begin immediately. We must first repair the broken pipe, then work on the pump station. Until all repairs are complete, some areas will experience insufficient pressure to receive service.
Beginning Monday night, Feb. 11, and the early morning hours of Tuesday, Feb. 12, the City will be doing repairs to the drinking water pump station that services your home and/or commercial business. The repairs require the pump station to be temporarily turned off. To limit the impacts to you and your businesses the shut down is planned during late night hours from approximately 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. During that time, water will be provided to your area with a different pump station located further away. As a result, water pressures will drop below their normal operating levels. We understand that this is an inconvenience to you and ask for your patience while this project is completed. The good news is that the repairs will allow for long-term high quality service for many years.
Please review the map above and note the anticipated impact to your area. While the majority of the pump station service area will maintain medium levels of pressure, some areas will temporarily experience insufficient pressure to receive service. We ask that you avoid using water during the repair hours and have some water stored in containers for drinking, toilets, or other necessary water needs. Because the repair work will be done quickly, most homes will find 2 to 5 gallons of water sufficient to refill their toilet tank and have sufficient water for drinking.
Your safety is very important to us. Therefore, the Westminster Fire Department will be on special duty during this repair work and will have water pumper trucks full of water and available for fire fighting emergencies. In addition, the City underwent a special process to select and hire a contractor (Aslan Construction, Inc.). Aslan is specialized with pump station construction and the repairs required for this project. This will help accelerate the repairs and limit the duration of impacts to you and your businesses. The City will be taking special precautions to maintain the safety of your drinking water during and following the pump station repairs. When the pump station is turned back on, you may temporarily notice air release from your taps or air bubbles in your water. These conditions are normal, will not impact the safety of your water, and can be resolved by running your water for a few minutes.
The pump station being repaired is located at 7650 W. 90th Avenue. During construction the roadway in front of the pump station will be closed off for waterline improvements required in the eastbound traffic lane. Traffic control will be set-up to route drivers safely around the area of construction. Should you observe an emergency situation, please call 911. For general questions, concerns or comments, please contact the City Project Manager, Stephanie Bleiker, at 303-658-2174 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your patience during the construction of this important capital improvement project. We look forward to maintaining high-level services for you now and into the future.