In preparation for future water storage needs, the City contracted with Brown and Caldwell to complete a tank siting study in 2007. At that time, Brown and Caldwell evaluated the recommended site and found the site suitable for the construction of a new reservoir. The City began negotiations with the property owner in 2007, and purchased the property in 2008. The City received Jackson County Planning Land use approval in August of 2010 and again in 2018. The City currently owns the site and is approved for the planned usage by the governing authority.
Potential City Benefits
Additional 500,000 gallons of stored water
The New Tank will be built with current seismic resilient standards
Improved hydraulic modeling for the water distribution system
Provide the option to take the failing tank off line and avoid emergency water system interruptions
Project Timeline 2016
Structural engineer assessment of Belmont reservoir shows Tank repair or replacement is needed 2017
Application for funding submitted to Infrastructure Finance Authority and approved design and engineering 2018
Pilot Rock construction awarded Phase 1 contract for piping to reservoir site. 2019
Project Phase 1 complete. Tank design and engineering complete and put out for proposal 2020
Project Phase 2 awarded to Skaar construction for Tank to be built. Construction begins with 12 months allowed for completion.