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.