Water tank construction continues
March 25, 2018
Work is progressing on the water storage project at Alva’s Young Street Tank Farm. A new, larger water tank is being constructed to replace the 1930s era tanks in that location. After the old tanks were removed, there was a construction pause for testing of soil to make sure it would support the load of the new tank.
It was determined the site would have to be excavated four feet deeper than planned and then backfilled with gravel. Additional reinforcement was also required. This caused a change order and some additional cost which was approved last month. The city is still within budget...
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