MWA Completes 3 MG Vineville Water Tank
The MWA recently completed construction of a 3 million gallon (MG) elevated water storage tank at the former Atlantic Cotton Mills location in Historic Vineville, with the project consisting of three phases.
The first phase of this capital improvement involved construction of the 3 MG composite elevated tank, including site preparation, connection of the SCADA system to control the Amerson Water Treatment Plant high service pumps supplying the tank, on-site detention ponds to safely slow the release of overflows into the storm drain system, and finishing touches. Those included a perimeter security fence, painting, and placement of logos – with one side of the tank featuring the MWA logo and the other an illustration of Historic Vineville.
The second phase of the project entailed the installation of 400 feet of a 36-inch water main, with two connections between the tank and the current distribution system.
The third and final phase of the capital project included running an additional 24-inch water main to make a third connection from the tank to the MWA water distribution system. This will allow the maximum day’s flow rate to exit the tank, in the event of a high-service pump outage at the Amerson Plant.
These water main connections from the new Vineville tank to the MWA distribution system will deliver water to customers in three directions – (1) east toward downtown, (2) south along the Pio Nono Avenue corridor, and (3) north on Pio Nono Avenue and then west along the Vineville Avenue corridor.
Chris Wood, Ph.D.
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