The new tanks will provide water storage while the old existing 100,000-gallon redwood storage tank is decommissioned and a permanent 527,000-gallon steel water storage tank is constructed. In addition the project also includes an 8-foot-wide maintenance access path around the tank, two retaining walls, drainage improvements and utility upgrades. The District received a required permit for this project from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) in October 2017.
Three 10,000-gallon temporary poly storage tanks have been delivered and SLVWD crews are connecting them to the water system. The next step in the $1.95 million project — soliciting bids to select a contractor — has begun.
“The start of construction on the replacement tank is right around the corner. It’s important to install the temporary tanks before construction begins so we have an opportunity to get comfortable operating the temporary tanks,” District Manager Brian Lee said. “This is a major step forward in the long process to replace this leaking tank.”
The Probation Tank replacement is a key capital improvement project among many others completed or in process that, combined, total $16.85 million since 2014 in infrastructure upgrades to the District’s 76-year-old water system. Learn more about the District’s progress on infrastructure upgrades here: http://slvwd.com/admin/Capital%20Improvement%20Projects%20Progress%205.24.17.pdf
Established in 1941 the San Lorenzo Valley Water District is located in the mountains of northern Santa Cruz County serving more than 7,800 metered connections in the communities of Boulder Creek, Brookdale, Ben Lomond, Zayante, Scotts Valley, Mañana Woods, Felton and Lompico. For more information, visit www.slvwd.com or www.facebook.com/slvwaterdistrict.