Denver Water Hillcrest Reservoir Basin and Pump Station
In the early 1960s, Denver Water originally constructed the Hillcrest water storage facility. Since the area’s population has continued to grow, it has placed increased demand on the storage and pumping facilities.
MWH Constructors was awarded a $100 million contract to provide facility upgrades that will increase water storage capacity by removing two existing storage basins with a combined capacity of approximately 30 million gallons and replacing them with three new circular concrete tanks with a combined capacity of approximately 45 million gallons. Construction also includes the replacement of the existing pump station with a new facility.
- Savings of $2 million with Value Engineering.
- Exceeding MBE/WBE goal.
- Extensive public outreach program was established.
- Denver Water provided discounted water rates after first phase for affected neighbors.
- Window cleaning service provided to adjacent properties.
- Improved fencing including installation of sound attenuation blankets on the new fences.
- Enhanced final landscaping to improve aesthetics.
- 5% of the work is being done by local businesses.
- “This project is a good example of Denver Water investing in the future of our system, so when you turn on your tap you don’t have to think twice about it. These tanks should have a life expectancy of 100 years.” – Martin Garcia, Design Project Manager, Denver Water