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 two phases. Phase I consists of the Benson standpipe replacement, new pump station, and all other linear waterline construction. This phase will bid once all easements have been acquired, tentatively Fall 2019. Phase II 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 late 2020.
How was this project funded?
The Utilities Department budgeted funds within the Benson Mountain Pressure Plane Upgrade project.