Mesa Zone Water Booster Station
News & Updates...............
A construction agreement for the Early Work Package was approved by Council at the May 10, 2022 council meeting. Council approved the Late Work Package a the December 13, 2022 council meeting. The project will not be operational until both work packages are completed.
The team mobilized to the site June 14, 2022 to begin construction. The interior work on the station continues with electrical and HVAC work. The final two pumps have arrived and will be installed in the next several weeks.
The pipeline will begin in late July and is expected to be completed by the end of the year. The bore under State Highway 128 has been completed. The teams are coordinating with the development (The Verve) to complete the needed tie-ins.
The traffic northbound on Eldorado Boulevard remains shifted and north and south traffic share the traffic lanes on the west side of Eldorado Boulevard for pipeline construction. The traffic shift is expected to be in place for several months.
In 2018, Arcadis U.S. was selected to design the existing Airport Booster Pump Station for redundancy. In 2019, the project was suspended when funding was needed for another project. In February 2021, Council approved the agreement with Arcadis U.S., the design is expected to be complete by late 2021. Staff issued a Request for Proposal for a Construction Manager/General Contractor (CMGC) and selected Moltz Construction.
The City and County of Broomfield owns and operates the existing Airport Pump Station, located east of Simms Street near Rocky Mountain Airport. This facility provides pressure to the Mesa and Walnut pressure zones of Broomfield’s potable water system service area. Presently, this area is a “closed” system and the only source of water pressure is the Airport Pump Station. In August 2016, the Airport Pump Station experienced a failure due to a complete loss of pressure to its service area. Fortunately, there was enough residual pressure within the distribution system to maintain minimal service during the outage. Extensive repairs were performed and normal operation resumed. This failure highlighted the vulnerability of the system that combined with growth in the service area emphasized the need for redundancy to maintain required levels of service to customers. Broomfield has identified a location for a redundant pump station, initially named the “Mesa Pump Station” which will serve as a back‐up pressure source for the Mesa and Walnut pressure zones.