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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 July 14, 2022 to begin the first phase of the construction. Work on the roof continues and the contractor has begun interior work. The first major tie-in to the existing Interlocken Tank line is scheduled for April 3 dependent on weather conditions and arrival of materials. With the Late Work Package approved, the submittal and procurement will begin for the pipeline. Construction on the pipeline is not expected to begin until spring/summer 2023 when materials are available. Staff has begun working on the bore permit with the Colorado Department of Transportation for the State Highway 128 crossing.
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.