Windy Ridge Water Storage Tank

Anaheim Public Utilities continues to invest in infrastructure and capital improvements benefiting the residents and businesses of Anaheim. The 1.6 million-gallon Windy Ridge Water Storage Tank project, construction anticipated to begin in Summer 2016, will improve water reliability and safety throughout the city, particularly in the highest elevations of Anaheim. In addition, the new storage tank will improve the city’s emergency preparedness capabilities by helping to prevent short-term loss of water pressure in higher elevation service areas and increasing water flow and supply to fire hydrants used by the Anaheim Fire & Rescue Department.
The Windy Ridge Storage Tank is anticipated to be completed Spring 2018. The storage tank will be located in the highest elevation area of Anaheim, west of the SR-241 Toll Road, and southeast of Weir Canyon Road and Blue Sky Road.

3D map of Windy Ridge with arrows pointing to project areas

Milestones:


May 2016


Anaheim City Council awarded the Project to the lowest bidder. Project construction is anticipated to start in July/August 2016. Project signs will be posted in the vicinity of Weir Canyon Road and Blue Sky Way at least two weeks prior to start of construction. Additionally, notices will be handed out to residents within close proximity of the project site at least one week prior to the start of construction. Contact information on the Project will be provided on the project signs.

March 2016


Revisions to the project design were made to reduce the overall construction cost. The Project will be advertised for re-bidding in March 2016. A pre-bid job walk for contractors at the project site is scheduled to take place on March 29, 2016. The bid opening will be held on April 14, 2016. Project construction is anticipated to start in Summer 2016.

January  2016


The bid results on the Project came in much higher than the City’s budgeted funding, and the bids were therefore all rejected. Revisions to the project are underway to reduce construction cost in order to meet the City’s budget. The City plans to re-bid the Project in March 2016. Project construction is anticipated to start in Summer 2016.

December 2015


Bid opening for the Windy Ridge Water Storage Tank Project took place on October 29, 2015. Staff is in the process of evaluating the bids. The Project is anticipated to be awarded in early 2016. All Environmental permits from the State have been obtained for the Project.

August 2015


The Windy Ridge Water Storage Tank Project is advertised for pre-qualified bidders on August 27, 2015. Environmental permits are under review and pending approval from the State.

June 2015


Anaheim City Council approved the Fiscal Year 2015/16 budget, which includes the Windy Ridge Storage Tank project.

March 2015


Anaheim City Council adopted the Mitigated Negative Declaration(MDN). March 23 - A Notice of Determination was posted at the Orange County Clerk’s Office. Environmental permits are under review and pending approval from the State.

February 2015


Public Utilities held a Community Open House at the East Anaheim Community Center. Residents in attendance asked questions regarding the project status and planned construction timeline. Renderings were shown to provide residents with the visual perspective from different vantage points. (Click on Aerial Project Renderings)

January – March 2015


Community information sessions were held with the homeowner associations that will be most impacted by construction. City staff solicited feedback on ways to reduce inconveniences during construction. In compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), a Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) was prepared and made available for public review and comment from January 30 to March 2, 2015.

If you have questions or comments regarding the Windy Ridge Water Storage Tank project, please contact Robert Hoang, Project Manager and Community Liaison, at 714.765.4229 or email.


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