Mayor Sullivan Dedicates South Anchorage Water Reservoir
Contact: Chris R. Kosinski
Municipality of Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan flipped the switch today on South Anchorage’s Elmore water reservoir to begin the flow of water across town to Sand Lake’s Kincaid Reservoir from the newly constructed 5-million gallon concrete tank.
Located at the southeast corner of the Elmore Road and Huffman Road intersection, the reservoir is filled with water flowing directly from the Eklutna Water Treatment Facility without the need for pumping.
The 5-million gallon Elmore Water Reservoir will enhance the reliability of water supply for emergency and operational needs of South and West Anchorage, including South Anchorage High School, Turnagain View, Oceanview, and Klatt Subdivisions, as well as the Old Seward Highway and Lake Otis Parkway corridors.
The $6.8 million reservoir was constructed by GMC Contracting on a design-build contract. HDR Alaska prepared bid documents. GMC teamed with Dowl/HKM for site design and Natgun for reservoir design and construction. The contract was awarded in February and construction began in May. MWH acted as project manager for the Utility.
This is the first pre-stressed concrete reservoir constructed in Alaska. Expected service life is greater than 75 years with excellent seismic stability and minimal maintenance requirements.
For more information: Chris R. Kosinski, Public Affairs, Anchorage Water & Wastewater Utility, 786-5636