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BOOSTER PUMP STATION 115 UPGRADE
Project Engineer: Kelly Miess, PE - (608) 261-9640 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Madison Water Utility Engineering Section: (608) 266-4646
General/Water Quality/CAP Volunteering: (608) 266-4651
Tuesday August 19th: An on-site public informational meeting was held at 6pm. Click here for a link to the meeting handout. Neighboring residents listened to a project presentation, toured the site and provided feedback on the preliminary design. Concerns expressed included:
Items directly related to the project, such as the generator location and fencing, are being addressed in plan updates. Other items, such as tank painting and cleaning, require advance planning and budgeting and we will work to prioritize these items as we can.
PROJECT BACKGROUND & DESCRIPTION:
Booster Pumping Station 115 (BPS 115) is located in the Bunker Hill neighborhood across from East Towne Mall. It serves Pressure Zone 6E, a large area extending generally from the Yahara River to Interstate 39/90/94 and from Pflam Road to the northern City limits. The Station has three pumps and a 3 million gallon ground-level reservoir. The facility provides localized low pressure relief in the Bunker Hill area and critical fire flow supply to the East Towne Shopping Center commercial area.
The 2006 Water Utility Master Plan recommended upgrades to BPS 115 to meet several objectives. The first recommendation was to convert the area around BPS 115 to the higher-pressure Pressure Zone 3 (generally east of Interstate 39/90/94) to mitigate chronic low pressure problems. The second recommendation was to reconfiguration the Station to serve as a redundant supply point to Zone 3 from BPS 115 while continuing to provide fire protection to the East Towne Mall area. In essence, the project will allow BPS 115 to serve both Zone 6 and Zone 3 to the benefit of both zones. These two objectives will be realized in conjunction with a separate pipeline improvement project also planned for 2015 construction. A third objective is to ensure reliability of operation at BPS 115 by adding a back-up power generator to the facility. This will ensure that the station will be able to operate through power outages providing water service and fire protection to both Pressure Zone 6 and Zone 3.
The scope of the proposed project includes:
On April 8, 2014 the City of Madison Common Council authorized the City/Madison Water Utility to execute a Professional Services Agreement with Baxter Woodman, Inc. for the preparation of drawings and specifications, permitting, bidding, and construction administration for the Utility’s upgrade of BPS 115 located at 4701 Bunker Hill Lane (17th Alder District).
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
What is the project’s anticipated schedule?
What is the project’s estimated cost?
Will I experience water shut-offs or service interruptions due to this project?
How will the project change the look of the facility?
Will the generator be noisy? How often will it run?
How will the project affect traffic in the neighborhood?
PAST MEETINGS / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: