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5-Million Gallon Storage Tank Project - Las Virgenes Reservoir

(November 17, 2015)

The 5-Million Gallon Storage Tank is completed.  The new tank was presented to residents on Saturday, November 14 at an open house where guests could take self-guided tours of the 5-million gallon tank, walk the main dam and have a tour of the Westlake Filtration Plant.  More than a hundred local residents spent the morning touring the facilities, enjoying the weather, the views, and a complementary hot dog and beverage.

Click here to see more photos from the event.

LVMWD's Doug Barrow explaining the tank

 

 


(Updated July 24, 2015)

The heavy construction phase of the project is complete; work continues on irrigation and landscaping at the site.

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(Updated June 16, 2015)

The 5-million gallon tank construction project is in its final phases. Gutters and downspouts are yet to be installed, landscape work continues and various “cleanup” tasks remain.

Since the last update, the tank has been filled and passed its leak test; it must now be drained (the water will be returned to the reservoir) and pass final approvals before being placed into service. Some control equipment installation and electrical work is slated for completion in the next two weeks.

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(Updated June 2, 2015)

Workers assemble the intricate plumbing between the Westlake Filtration Plant and the new 5-million Gallon tank. Paint is also being applied to the top of the tank, and landscaping is being installed adjacent to the site.   

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(Updated April 21, 2015)

Work continues on the tank’s interior and on its control systems.

Painting the exterior is scheduled to begin during the week of April 27.

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(Updated March 24, 2015)

Work continues installing baffles and telemetry on the inside of the tank. A temporary plastic wrapping protects the new concrete coating on the exterior.

The new waterlines are undergoing pressure tests.

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Photo shows some of the complex pipeline systems being installed to connect the new tank to the Westlake Filtration Plant. When complete, these lines will be covered and paved over.

 


 

(Updated February 24, 2015)

A mobile construction tower applies the first layer of concrete coating material to protect the pre-stress cables surrounding the tank.  A mobile construction tower applies the first layer of concrete coating material to protect the pre-stress cables surrounding the tank.   A mobile construction tower applies the first layer of concrete coating material to protect the pre-stress cables surrounding the tank.

 

A mobile construction tower applies the first layer of concrete coating material to protect the pre-stress cables surrounding the tank.

 

(Updated February 19, 2015)


Installation tower circles the tank, wrapping it with thick steel cables, adding strength to the structure.
  

 

Installation tower circles the tank, wrapping it with thick steel cables, adding strength to the structure. After the pre-stress cables are installed, they will be coated with concrete; which will later be painted.

 

 

 

A workman demonstrates the 7/8 – inch diameter of the cables and how closely they are placed.  

 

 

A workman demonstrates the 7/8 – inch diameter of the cables and how closely they are placed.

 

 

 

 

(Updated February 10, 2015)

Workers continue installing the inlet/outlet pipelines that run between the new tank and the Filtration Plant. Here, slurry is being applied to cover and protect the new pipelines.

The temporary tower structure circles the tank, preparing it for the installation of pre-stressing cables.

 

The temporary tower structure circles the tank, preparing it for the installation of pre-stressing cables. 

Workers continue installing the inlet/outlet pipelines that run between the new tank and
the Filtration Plant. Here, slurry is being applied to cover and protect the new pipelines.

 

 

(Updated February 5, 2015)

Equipment is now in place to wrap the tank with pre-stressing wire and apply the concrete layers between wraps.  The wire wrapping adds significant strength to the tank structure.  When complete, the tall installation structure will be removed.

 

(Updated January 13, 2015)

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With the tank roof now in place, workers are preparing to wrap the exterior walls with cables which will add to its strength.

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Progress also continues on the pipelines that will convey water to and from the tank.


(Updated December 26, 2014)

2nd Roof Pour 
Second Roof Pour – December 22, 2014

Concrete for the second half of the roof was poured through the day on Tuesday, December 22. Workers and concrete pumping equipment install the roof on the 5-million gallon tank at Las Virgenes Reservoir.

 

(Updated December 10, 2014)

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View of the tank from across the reservoir.  The two mechanical arms (blue / yellow) on either side are the "snorkels" that pump the concrete from the ground to the roof.  

Cement truck delivering to concrete snorkel 

Here is a concrete truck filling the "snorkel" machine that will pump the concrete to the top of the tank.

Crew filling rebar with the concrete through concrete snorkel  

Crews working with the "snorkel" as concrete pumps into the rebar of the tank's roof. 

View of the roof of the tank 

Wide angle view of the tank's roof.

Crew smoothing out the concrete 

Crew smoothing and finishing the concrete on the tank's roof.


 

(Updated December 3, 2014)

Heavy Construction Day Rescheduled to December 10

Due to weather, the "Heavy Construction Day" for the 5-Million Gallon Tank Project at Las Virgenes Reservoir in Westlake Village has been rescheduled to Wednesday, December 10.

Construction activity will begin at 7 a.m. with concrete deliveries being made though much of the day.

Additional traffic safety measures will be in place.  Please drive with caution.

Click here to see the letter mailed to Three Springs residents. (PDF - 158KB)

Click here to view Traffic Safety Plan. 

 

 


 

(Updated December 1, 2014)

Heavy Construction Day Rescheduled to December 4

Due to weather, the "Heavy Construction Day" for the 5-Million Gallon Tank Project at Las Virgenes Reservoir in Westlake Village has been rescheduled to Thursday, December 4.

Construction activity will begin at 7 a.m. with concrete deliveries being made though much of the day.

Additional traffic safety measures will be in place.  Please drive with caution.

Click here to see the letter mailed to Three Springs residents. (PDF - 158KB)

Click here to view Traffic Safety Plan. 

 

 


(Updated November 24, 2014)
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