CIP ID 2127.012

The North Austin Reservoir, located near North Lamar Blvd and Koenig Lane, was built in 1913. The reservoir stores potable water to maintain sufficient volume to provide to customers in this area. The reservoir has exceeded its useful life and it is time to build a new modern reservoir and pump station to improve reliability of the water distribution system.

The North Austin Reservoir and Pump Station Improvements project will demolish the old reservoir and construct a new reservoir in its place, convert the existing pump station to a new electrical building and construct a new pump station. The construction project will occur within the fence of the existing facility and the only anticipated impact to the surrounding community should be normal construction traffic entering and exiting the site. The new reservoir will be smaller in diameter and taller, which will make it more visible from the street. In addition, a new SCADA (systems control and data acquisition) radio tower will be installed for greater communications to several other Austin Water sites. New fencing will be installed around the perimeter of the site.

Austin Water staff have done extensive planning and made improvements to a nearby pump station to ensure that reliable water service will continue for customers throughout the project.

Timeline

Construction is scheduled to start in spring 2020 and continue for approximately 2.5 years.

Funding

This project is partially funded with Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) funding through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

DWSRF funding is administered through the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB – DWSRF Project No. 62854)

FAQ’s

Will there be increased traffic in the neighborhood?

There will be normal construction traffic entering and exiting the site. The first phase of the project will involve demolishing the existing reservoir and hauling the old concrete away from the site. Trucks entering and leaving the site will not use neighborhood streets. Specific routes have been established for truck traffic to minimize impact to neighbors.

What will the work hours and days be?

Work hours will generally occur between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., although work may need to occur occasional outside of those designated hours.

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Project Contacts

James King, Project Manager
512-657-4053
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Tiger Davis, Project Sponsor
864-270-8447
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Emlea Chanslor, Outreach
512-972-0145
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