To report a main break or other emergency
GENERATOR ADDITION AT UNIT WELL 26
The new Motor Control Center. The green light in the center panel shows the well pump running.
Shiny new epoxy floors. The well pump is to the left, the Motor Control Center to the right.
Unit Well 26 was constructed in 1988 and provides service to Madison’s Far West neighborhoods that are generally located west of Gammon Road and south of Mineral Point Road. During winter months, when seasonal wells are shutdown, Well 26 also supplies water to most neighborhoods west of Rosa Road.
The facility consists of a deep well with a capacity of 2,200 gallons per minute, a 4 million gallon ground-level reservoir, and a 250,000 gallon elevated tank. Groundwater is pumped from the deep well directly into the ground-level reservoir to serve Pressure Zone 8. Two booster pumps transfer water from the ground-level reservoir to the elevated tank which feeds the higher-pressure Zone 10. Over the last five years, average water supply pumped from Well 26 has exceeded 730 million gallons per year.
The primary project objective is to increase west side water supply reliability with an emergency back-up generator. Back-up power for Well 26 has been identified as a high priority project. In the event of a power outage at Well 26, water supply and fire protection on the west side would be adversely affected. A back-up generator would allow MWU to continue to supply water normally for the extent of any power interruption.
MWU is also planning facility upgrades as part of the project. These improvements will allow the Utility to replace aging electrical equipment, supply water at a steadier pressure and operate more energy efficiently. The scope of the proposed construction project includes the following:
On September 4, 2012 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 MWU’s upgrade of Unit Well 26.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
What is the project’s anticipated schedule?
How often will the generator be run once it is installed; will it be noisy?
How will the project affect traffic on High Point Road?
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