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ANAHEIM PUBLIC UTILITIES’ LINDA VISTA WATER STORAGE TANK AND PUMP STATION CONSTRUCTION COMPLETED
Upgraded water facility serves one third of City’s water supply
ANAHEIM, Calif. (May 29, 2014) Anaheim Public Utilities announced construction of the Linda Vista Water Storage Tank and Pump Station has been successfully completed. Centrally located, the 5.3 acre Linda Vista Complex is one of the most important water facilities serving Anaheim providing up to a third of the City’s entire water supply. The first phase of the project included the construction of a new four million gallon water storage tank, relocation of the existing pump station, demolition of the old reservoir, and enhanced beautification of the entire complex, which includes drought tolerate landscaping and a water efficient irrigation system.
“Investing in local water infrastructure is important for residents and businesses as it improves service reliability,” said Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait. “Facilities such as the Linda Vista Complex prepare Anaheim to be resilient during emergencies.”
Originally constructed in the 1930s, the Linda Vista Complex includes the largest pump station in Anaheim serving groundwater to West, Central and East Anaheim. Vital to the City’s water distribution system, the Linda Vista Complex is designed to remain in operation after a major earthquake to ensure critical water pressure and supply. This new $9 million facility replaces the old reservoir built nearly 80 years ago with a strengthened storage tank.
“The completion of the Linda Vista Complex is a significant milestone for Anaheim’s Water Utility,” said Anaheim Public Utilities General Manager Dukku Lee. “This new state-of-the-art reinforced concrete tank and pumping facility ensure that customers are continuously provided essential water service.”
The pump station has a current capacity of approximately 18,000 gallons per minute (gpm) and is designed to be expanded to meet future demands as needed over time with a maximum capacity of 27,000 gpm. Construction of this project took two and a half years to complete.
A unique feature of the project is the use of a biofiltration swale or bioswale, which utilizes a combination of gravel and vegetation, included as an effective means of capturing and treating the site’s stormwater runoff. The existing site has space allocated for additional storage and pumping facilities to accommodate future growth and further strengthen system redundancy in the second phase of the project, which is planned in next five years.
To learn more about the Linda Vista Complex, please visit www.anaheim.net/utilities.
ABOUT ANAHEIM –The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation’s premier municipalities and is one of California’s most populous cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 346,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation’s annual budget is $1.6 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc., L-3 Communications, Pacific Sunwear, and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including Angels Baseball, Anaheim Ducks, the U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team, and the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with the Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast, Honda Center, City National Grove of Anaheim, Anaheim GardenWalk, and Angel Stadium of Anaheim. In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes millions of visitors to the city, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.