Wandering View Water Tanks Repair Project
UPDATE - May 13, 2013:
Riley Industrial Services continues to work on the exterior of the south tank. The wet spring weather has significantly hampered the new exterior coating placement schedule. With a few good weather days the south tank exterior coating should be completed and the tank placed back into service in May. The crews will then begin work on the north tank exterior coating, first blasting off the old coating, then spraying on new coating. The north tank is expected to be completed and placed back into service in June. Construction crews will complete their work at the site soon thereafter. We ask for continued patience during the final stages of construction of this important capital improvement project.
Click on the following links to view pictures of the containment system on the south tank: South Tank Containment Interior, South Tank Containment and Containment System
March 14, 2013: Riley Industrial Services, the City’s contractor has made significant progress on the project with both tanks and are currently adhering closely to their schedule despite some unforeseen conditions and recent weather! In terms of construction activities, work crews will soon begin the coating process on the south tank exterior and then move to the north tank exterior during the month of April. The good news is that the south tank is scheduled to be placed back into service in April and the north tank in May. Construction crews will complete their work at the site soon thereafter. Whereas most of the work to date has occurred in the interior of both tanks, the upcoming painting process will be on the exterior of both tanks, which may be more noticeable. This work will include old paint removal and new paint on the exterior of the tanks. We ask for continued patience during the final stages of construction of this important capital improvement project.
Click on the following links to view pictures of the work on the south tank:
South Tank Interior Coating
South Tank Rafter Coating
South Tank Coating Prep
Cornice Drain Flowing
Jan. 7, 2013: Riley Industrial Services, the city’s contractor has completed the repairs and recoating of the north tank interior. The north tank has been disinfected, refilled and is now back in service. The project will now shift over to the south tank. Over the next few weeks, the contractor will begin working on steel repairs to the south tank and recoating of the south tank interior. Recoating of the both tank’s exteriors is planned for this spring as warmer temperatures are needed for the exterior coating work. The project remains on schedule with both tanks scheduled to be back in service by May 1, 2013.
Click on the following links to view pictures of the new coating inside the north tank: new coating of interior and new coating of ceiling.
Nov. 19, 2012: Riley Industrial Services, the city’s contractor continues to work in the north tank interior. To date, new overflow piping has been installed, roof rafters have been replaced and the external ornamental fins have been removed from both tanks. Over the next few weeks, the contractor will be making the final steel repairs to the north tank and recoating of the north tank interior. Once the new coating is complete and cured, the north tank will be disinfected and put back into service, and work will shift over to the south tank. Recoating of the both tank’s exteriors is planned for next spring as warmer temperatures are needed for the exterior coating work. One tank will always be in service throughout the project with both tanks scheduled to be online by May 1, 2013.
Click on the following links to view pictures inside the north tank: New center support ring, sand blasted inner support ring, general sandblasting.
Aug. 7, 2012: The city’s contractor, Riley Industrial Services, Inc. will be mobilizing their equipment to the site on Aug. 14. The work will begin on the north tank and include repairs to the steel and recoating of tank interior. Once the north tank interior coating is complete, which is anticipated for October, work will shift over to the south tank. The coating preparation and recoating of the exterior of both tanks is planned for next spring. The city does not anticipate any water service interruptions as a result of this project. Project completion for both tanks is anticipated for April 2013.
The City of Westminster will begin improvements to the Wandering View drinking water storage tanks located at West 104th Avenue and Hooker Street. The project is necessary to maintain a high level of service and includes structural rehabilitation work, paint removal, and new interior and exterior paint. This work is part of the maintenance program the city has in place for all of its water storage tanks. The main goal of this project is to extend the useful life of these tanks and maintain the city’s ability to provide drinking water during periods of high consumer demand and emergency situations such as fire fighting.
The city’s contractor, Riley Industrial Services plans to start work on the tanks in April 2012 with an inspection of the site including the interior of the tanks. The major work items will begin in August 2012. The contractor will work on the two tanks sequentially with project completion expected in April 2013. The work will be limited to within the tank site itself, but does include complex operations that require a long-term construction period and some specialized heavy construction equipment. Due to the proximity of this project to a residential area, the city is taking special precautions to minimize disruption or inconvenience including:
1) Hiring a reputable specialty contractor with high qualifications specifically for this type of work.
2) Restricting work hours to Mondays through Fridays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. to limit the impact of construction equipment and work noise. Weekend work will only be permitted if special circumstances arise.
3) Implementing a comprehensive dust and paint containment strategy, including protective tenting around the work zones on the tanks.
4) Careful monitoring of contractor compliance to state and local permit requirements for noise and dust control.
5) Use of low-odor paints that are formulated and certified for use in drinking water systems.
6) Sequencing the work in an attempt to eliminate the need for water service disruptions.
For general questions, or comments, please contact the city Project Manager, Dan Strietelmeier, at 303-658-2179 or via email at email@example.com. For additional information click here. We ask for your patience during the construction of this important capital improvement project and look forward to maintaining high-level services now and into the future.