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BOOSTER PUMP STATION 106 RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT
A project-related water service interruption for about 50 nearby households has been pushed back to early next week (the week od December 15). Affected residents will be given a door hanger notification so they can plan around the outage.
Construction is well underway, and the new booster pumping station is beginning to take shape! These photos were taken just before Thanksgiving.
Next Steps: Crews will finish up repairs inside the 6 million gallon reservoir and will work on street piping. The reservoir will be refilled and put into gravity service only in mid-January.
You can find information on the history of Booster Pumping Station 106, including original film footage of its 1925-26 construction, on our Inside MWU page.
Booster Pumping Station 106 (BPS-106) is an interzone transfer pumping station located on Madison’s near-west side in the sloped embankment of Reservoir Park. The primary function of BPS-106 is to transfer water from Madison’s main pressure zone (PZ 6, central Madison) into the City’s southwest pressure zone (PZ 7, west side, southwest side). The pumping station draws water from the adjacent 6,000,000 gallon buried reservoir (hence, Reservoir Park), which stores water from wells in PZ 6, and then BPS-106 pumps the water into the higher-pressure PZ-7 areas. This pumping facility has been operating since 1926 - making it Madison Water Utility’s oldest operating facility.
The reconstruction of BPS-106 is one of Madison Water Utility’s high-priority infrastructure replacement projects (see the Madison Water Utility Infrastructure Management Plan). The replacement of BPS-106 is part of the Water Utility’s 2012-2014 Capital Improvement budget. The BPS-106 reconstruction project addresses both condition/deterioration problems and will increase the reliability of this critical system facility.
The scope of the replacement project is as follows:
On August 7, 2012, the City of Madison Common Council authorized the City/Madison Water Utility to execute a Professional Services agreement with Strand Associates, Inc. to provide engineering and design services for the reconstruction of BPS-106.
The final design of this project was completed with valuable input from a Citizens Advisory Panel (CAP). Madison Water Utility's CAPs are project-specific, usually made up of people to live or work where a project is happening. Although the work of this CAP is finished, there are plenty of new projects on the horizon. If you'd like to get involved, check out our Project News Page, or contact Madison Water Utility at (608) 266-4651 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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