City to move forward on airport water project

By on Sunday, May 10th, 2020 in Columbia Basin News

PENDLETON – The Pendleton Public Works Department can now go out for a 100 percent design of the new airport reservoir and booster pump station project. It is part of the city’s 2015 Water System Master Plan.

“This is going to get it over the top so we can actually get it out for bid and move forward with that project,” City Manager Robb Corbett said.

Corbett said the improvements should carry the industrial park and UAS test range into the future as far as water service is concerned.

“All of our water tanks and storage systems are interconnected,” Corbett said. “This provides additional storage capacity and replaces outdated tanks.”

The plan calls for replacing the two 1-million-gallon water storage tanks with one tank that can hold 2 million gallons or more. The new reservoir would be placed at an elevation which allows the facility to operate the same hydraulic grade line as the city’s gravity zone. The pump station would be located on the same site with its floor roughly 10 feet below the tank.