The City owns and operates a reservoir tank in the SE Redmond Neighborhood near Fire Station 16. The steel welded tank, built in 1996, is over 60 feet high and has a diameter of over a 100 feet. The water storage tank has a capacity of 4.5 million gallons. After over 20 years, the tank interior and exterior paint surfaces are now scheduled for re-coating.
The tank will have to be drained and disconnected from the City’s water distribution system for up to eight months during the construction phase of the project. Because of system redundancy, the temporary shutdown will have no impact to water service. While the tank is drained and shut down for interior painting, engineers will have the opportunity to evaluate the steel tank’s seismic structural design from 1996. The City expects the tank will need a structural update to meet more current seismic codes restrictions. This project will also make other improvements to safety railings, storm gutters, support piping and the telemetry system.