The city of Kennewick recently celebrated the completion of a new 6 million-gallon water storage reservoir and pumping station.
City officials held a ribbon-cutting event on May 4. The reservoir, which replaces an older one, is near the Creekstone housing development in south Kennewick off South Irving Street, near the roundabout.
The $15 million project took three years to complete and included a new access road; new water transmission mains across the site; new 6 million-gallon reservoir and pumping station; an on-site overflow detention basin; and the demolition of an existing 10 million-gallon reservoir that had reached the end of its useful life. It was built in 1959.
The new pumping station was designed to support a second 4 to 6 million-gallon reservoir in the future, providing redundancy and capacity to serve the growing community, the city said.
Rotschy Inc. was the general contractor.
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