Anaheim Public Utilities is rehabilitating the La Palma Complex. This facility serves the residences and businesses of Central and West Anaheim, providing water supply and peak pumping capacity to fight fires and meet maximum day water demands. The existing facilities include two (2) water storage reservoirs and a pump station that were constructed in the mid 1950’s.
This Project will install a new liner, replace the roof structure, provide seismic retrofit to the existing 4 million gallon reservoir, replace the pump station building and replace the existing pumps with new, more reliable and efficient units. The Project will also demolish the adjacent 3 million gallon reservoir that is not needed because of other available water storage sites. There is also an on-site, shallow water well placed in service in 1957 that is currently inactive that will be demolished.
Construction started on September 19, 2016. Contractor has begun with the demolition work of the two existing reservoirs and the old pump house, and will be wrapping up the last week of November. Some utilities work is also underway, including a sewer pipe connection in West Street scheduled to be done in the last week of November. Upcoming work in the next two months are foundation preparation work of the new pump station and continuation of utilities work.
Anaheim City Council awarded the Project to the lowest bidder on June 14, 2016. Project construction is anticipated to start in late August 2016. Project signs will be posted in the vicinity of the project site at least two weeks prior to start of construction; additionally, notices will be handed out to residents within close proximity of the project site. Contact information on the Project will be provided on the project signs.
If you have questions or comments regarding the La Palma Complex project, please contact David Kim, Project Manager and Community Liaison, at 714.765.4206 or email.