The Goshen and Benson Water Tank Rehabilitation project involves replacing the existing Benson standpipe on Fire Tower Rd. and painting and rehabilitating the Goshen ground storage tank. A pump station will also be replaced, and a half mile of 4-inch waterline will be constructed to loop an existing dead-end water line within the Benson Mountain water distribution system.
Why is it important?
The water tank rehabilitation will improve water quality and create additional capacity in the area. Eliminating dead-end lines will also improve fire flows and allow for continued service during a water main break.
What is the current status?
Hawkins-Weir Engineers, Inc. has completed all engineering design work for this project. The project will be bid in three phases. Phase I consists of reconstructing the Pump Station at the Goshen Tank Site and the 4-inch waterline construction. Phase I will bid in Summer 2020. Phase II consists of the Benson standpipe replacement. Phase II will bid once all easements have been acquired, tentatively Fall 2020. Phase III consists of the Goshen tank rehabilitation, and will be bid following the East Fayetteville Water System Improvements project, at which time this tank can be taken out of service for the rehabilitation work.
When is completion expected?
The Phase I improvements will be in service by early 2021.
How was this project funded?
The Utilities Department budgeted funds within the Benson Mountain Pressure Plane Upgrade project.