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Recoating and Repair of DeLaveaga Tank No. 1
The City of Santa Cruz Water Department contracted with Farr Synthetic Coatings to repair and recoat the west DeLaveaga water storage tank. Work will include making repairs to the roof, removing both interior and exterior coatings, and recoating the tank. Sandblasting and coating operations will occur within a humidity-controlled containment system that completely envelops the entire tank. While every attempt will be made to keep construction disturbance to a minimum, area residents may experience traffic delays when materials are delivered to the site as well as increased construction noise during the day. The dehumidification system will run continuously once work inside the containment system is underway. Construction is anticipated to begin in late March 2013 and last for approximately 6 months. Additional project information can be viewed by clicking the two links below.


The recoating and repair of Tank No. 1 was completed in September 2013 and the tank was returned to service in November.

The contractor will now perform the same repair and recoating work on Tank No. 2, the easterly tank at the site. Work on the exterior coating of Tank No. 2 is currently underway – two coats of primer paint have been applied to the roof and efforts on the shell are ongoing. The easterly tank is expected to be completed in five months.

June 12, 2014 Update: The contractor has completed coatings work on the tank and it will be disinfected during the week of June 16. The tank is expected to return to service by June 27. The contractor will finish cleaning the site and then demobilize from the project.

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Bay Street Reservoir Reconstruction Project
In Fall 2007 the City of Santa Cruz Water Department demolished the Bay Street Reservoir originally constructed in 1924, and is constructing two permanent water tanks inside the former reservoir footprint. Phase 1 and Phase 2 are complete and Phase 3 is currently under construction. Project background, schedule, and contact information last updated on February 25, 2014 can be viewed by clicking on the more info link below.
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Beltz Well No. 12 Project
Construction of the Beltz Well No. 12 water treatment plant (2750 Research Park Dr., Soquel CA) is scheduled to start October 2013 and finish October 2014. The 650-foot deep well has been drilled and is capable of producing 500 GPM. The well will be operated seasonally from May to September, and will enable the City to maintain historic Purisima groundwater production volumes, while redistributing a portion of existing City pumping inland to protect the aquifer from seawater intrusion and add redundancy to the groundwater production system.
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Graham Hill Water Treatment Plant (GHWTP) Upgrades Project
The Graham Hill Water Treatment Plant (GHWTP) is a conventional treatment plant that was commissioned in 1960. The City is planning upgrades at the GHWTP that will allow it to achieve consistent compliance with current and future regulations, along with ensuring a reliable treatment capacity to meet 2030 demand projections. A project overview can be viewed by clicking on the more info link below.
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