Construction is nearly completed on a new 600,000 gallon storage water tank located in the Twain Harte- Sugar Pine area. The Zone 2 and Meadowbrook tanks that are currently out of service are essential for water storage during the District’s annual ditch outage that will start Monday, October 8th, 2012.
The new larger water storage tank replaces a 125,000 gallon tank that was damaged last winter, referred to as the “Zone 2” tank and the Meadowbrook Tank #1 in Lakewood which held 125,000 gallons and was in poor condition.
Through a competitive bidding process, Superior Tank from Rancho Cucamonga was selected to construct the new tank which they started on site September 4th, 2012.
“We are very pleased with the rate at which the tank is being assembled. We should have this ready and in place in time for the ditch outage, when we will need it the most,” states Erik Johnson, TUD Associate Engineer overseeing the project. The new larger 600,000 gallon tank is part of a consolidation plan which will replace four water storage tanks, saving District customers over $150,000 over the next ten years and provide an additional 131,000 gallon in storage. The estimated total cost for the project is just over $390,000.