Indian Head Water Storage Tank Replacement
The water tank located off Indian Head Heights is a key asset in Framingham's water distribution system. The 3.5 million gallon tank provides storage for over half of the average daily water demand in the Town's distribution system.
Initially installed in 1939, the tank is aged and needs to be replaced. Due to its current condition, age and the critical nature of this tank, it is not reasonable to take it out of service for extensive repairs.
To continue providing high water quality and fire protection, two smaller tanks will replace the existing tank for a combined total of 3.5 million gallons. The smaller, narrower profile of the two tanks not only sit better on the site they will allow redundancy in the system when repairs are needed. The project site design has considered access, security, stormwater management and landscape screening improvements.
Final design is complete and construction bids have been advertised. Construction is anticipated to begin in April,2017.
Project status: this project is currently on schedule.
The following activities have been completed so far: Preliminary activities related to site preparation, erosion control, and installation of a temporary fence around the site.
The Contractor is currently working on the excavation of Tank #1 and installation of new drainage system at the site.
We expect the Contractor will start the installation of the new drainage system on Indian Head Heights and the fill of the base for Tank #1 by the end of June 2017.