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 City'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: Wall and dome panels and castings for tank #2 have been finished and are waiting for the adequate curing time to put the panels into place. In the meantime, the contractor is finishing the installation of the scaffold structure that will give temporary support to the panels.
Upcoming activities: Contractor will continue working on the construction of tank #2 by erecting dome and wall panels and put them into place the first and second week of July. Next, they will wrap the panels with a steel cable. It is also anticipated that the contractor will start to work on the construction of the headwall in front of the job site near the old stockade fence.