UPDATE - Testing at Guilford Reservoir Rescheduled to Begin March 16
Monday Mar 13th, 2017
The testing for the Guilford Reservoir project on West Cold Spring Lane, which had been set to begin Monday, March 13, 2017, was delayed by the predicted snowstorm and is instead being rescheduled to begin on Thursday, March 16. Testing is also anticipated on Friday, March 17, and will extend at least two days into the following week, March 20 and 21.
This series of Statnamic load tests involves the use of high pressure to assess the load-carrying capacity of deep foundations, and will create a loud but brief booming sound. An air horn will sound 30 minutes prior to each test as an alarm indicating the test is imminent. The test will not impact nearby properties, but could set off car alarms. There will be four tests in all over the several days, to be held between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
To view a Statnamic load test, please go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPVuWBjAw2M.
The Guilford Reservoir project involves the placement of two buried 6.8 million gallon concrete water tanks within the footprint of the former open drinking water reservoir. New pumps, pump station, mains, drains, and site enhancements will be a part of the project. When completed, the extensive landscaping will create a very attractive green space in the Guilford Community.
There are four phases of the project:
Phase I – Construct bypass of the 48 inch water main. Completed
Phase II – Work on the reservoir itself, including draining it and installing tanks. This work is underway and will be completed by August 2018.
Phase III – Construction of the pump station and activation of the tanks. This phase will begin in June 2018 and be completed in one year.
Phase IV – Site restoration and landscaping. This is planned to begin in June 2019 and be done by November 2019.
Allen Myers, Inc. is the contractor for both the reservoir and pumping station. The total cost of this construction and renewal is approximately $75 million. This project is required by the Federal Clean Drinking Water Act in order to protect finished drinking water from the elements before it is sent to many of the 1.8 million customers of the Baltimore City water system.