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.
This project is currently on schedule with the originally anticipated completion date.
The following activities have been completed so far: The first of the two new tanks, as well as the new SCADA building, is up and running. The demolition of the existing tank is complete. Hauling of the waste metal to the approved disposal facility is nearly complete, and crews are working to clean the site of any remaining debris before the second new tank begins to be constructed.
Conduit installation from the SCADA building to the second new tank, work on catchbasins, grading of casting beds for construction of the second tank, and removal of the 12-inch water bypass on Indian Head Heights Road are scheduled to take place in the coming weeks as crews prepare for the construction of the second new tank.