The Edgell Rd. Water Pump Station was constructed in 1950. The station pumps water from the Metro West Tunnel, owned by the MWRA, to the City Pressure Zone. The distribution piping in the system directs the majority of the flow to the Indian Head storage tank. The average daily flow from the pump station is approximately 2.5 million gallons per day.
An alternative analysis was conducted in 2018. The analysis evaluated whether to rehabilitate the existing station or demolish and rebuild a new station on the site. Given the age of the building and equipment, and the effort required to bring the existing conditions up to code, it was determined that demolition and rebuilding was the best option.
Design of the project began in Spring 2019 and should take about 1 year to complete and permit.
The project is currently at the final design stage and is expected to go out-to-bid in January 2020. Construction is anticipated to start in Spring 2020.