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 with the originally anticipated completion date.
The following activities have been completed so far: temporary access to the site; installation of catch basins, drain manholes, and drainage along Indian Head Heights; earthwork; preparation of the base for the tanks; and installation of drainage pipe at the site.
The Contractor is currently working on the preliminary activities to cast panels and base floor for tank #1, installation of 16-inch water main pipe on Indian Head Heights, and location of utilities at the intersection of Indian Head Road with Indian Head Heights.
We anticipate mobilization of equipment to cast and erect the panels of tank #1 and utilities work on Indian Head Heights and the intersection of Indian Head Road with Indian Head Heights during August 2017.