PWSA Project Updates

At the May 21, 2020 HPCC Community Zoom Meeting, PWSA provided an update on their current and upcoming projects in and around Highland Park.  Below is a summary of their presentation taken from the HPCC Community Meeting minutes.

  • Presenters: Rebecca Zito, Bradley McShane, Sarah Bolenbaugh
  • Covid – 19 impacts to projects
    • Design projects are up and running
    • Construction projects have been on hold but are starting to be up and running.
    • Project schedules have been pushed back.
  • Reservoir Parapet Wall at Highland Park #1
    • Intent had been to rehab wall 
    • Now fully demolishing the wall and replacing in its entirety. 
    • Concrete completion is virtually completed.
    • The handrail was removed and cleaned
    • They are now resetting the rail; it is halfway completed.
    • Cleaning of concrete joints; they are being resealed.
    • Restoration of asphalt walkway last work will start on this in late June.
  • Bollard installation  
    • PWSA is working with the City Department of Public Works regarding maintenance around the bollards.
    • It was agreed that the current configuration is not attractive and they are trying to work out a solution.
  • Rising Main and Pump Station
    • Are still in the ongoing design phase; have recently completed 60% of the design milestone.
    • In general, contractor bids for the project should go out in fall/winter of this year.
    • Completion of the pump station is estimated to be 24 months.
      • They will do the work the intersection of One Wild Place, Bunkerhill, and N. Negley over one weekends
      • The new pump station will be on land that belongs to the City and leased to the Zoo.
  • Replacing the cover and liner for Reservoir #2 with rain pumps will begin in Spring of 2021 and last through the Spring/Summer of 2021