Indian Head Water Storage Tank Replacement

  1. Project Overview
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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.

Due to the requirement to maintain water supply and fire protection services to the Town during this construction, the existing 3.5 million gallon storage tank must remain in service while a new replacement tank is constructed.  The installation of two smaller 1.75 million gallon tanks will be constructed over a two-year phased replacement period. The  two tank configuration will provide redundancy to ensure uninterrupted water and fire service, improve the water supply and distribution system’s overall efficiency and provide enhanced operation and maintenance flexibility for the lifetime of the tanks. 

Final design is complete and construction bids have been advertised.  Construction is anticipated to begin in April,2017.  Construction of the two tanks is expected to take two years with completion planned for Fall of 2019.