Southwest Elevated Water Storage Tank

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Southwest Elevated Water Storage Tank

Overview

The City of Minot’s hydraulic master plan has referenced adding an additional water storage tank on the south side of town for many years before recent growth made it a necessary project. The groundbreaking of the new Trinity Medical Center in the Southwest corner of town required an increase in the amount of elevated storage in the City’s South Hill pressure zone for fire flow purposes and increased commercial and residential development in the surrounding area to a point that would soon exceed the operational capacity of the existing elevated storage.

Background

The City of Minot’s hydraulic master plan had referenced adding an additional water storage tank on the south side of town for many years before recent growth made it a necessary project. The groundbreaking of a new hospital required an increase in the amount of elevated storage in the City’s South Hill pressure zone for fire flow purposes, and its construction increased the commercial and residential development in the surrounding area to a point that would soon exceed the operational capacity of the existing elevated storage.

The Project

HEI’s extensive experience and knowledge of the Minot water distribution system along with our previous experience with storage tanks for the City enabled HEI to assist the City in the construction of a new 1.5-million-gallon composite elevated water storage tank.

The system hydraulics and forecasted growth with increased usage dictated the size of the tank. The steel tank height and water level elevation had to match the existing Dakota Square Elevated Tank to enable unified operation of both structures on the South Hill pressure zone.

Landmark Structures, as one of the few composite elevated tank contractors in the country, bid the project and was awarded the contract, with Strata Corporation supplying the concrete.

This project was completed in 2022.

  • Provides additional storage for the distribution system for current and future residents of the City of Minot.
  • The use of a composite elevated tank provides both fiscal and safety benefits over a steel multi-leg tank.
  • The challenge of weather delays was mitigated by working efficiently and effectively during favourable weather, enabling the project to be completed ahead of schedule.
  • This project was awarded the 2022 North Dakota Ready Mix & Concrete Products Association Gold Star Award in the Governmental Category. You can view the announcement here.
Project Details

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Client: City of Minot

Location: Minot, ND

Project Highlights
  • Provides additional storage for the distribution system for current and future residents of the City of Minot.
  • The use of a composite elevated tank provides both fiscal and safety benefits over a steel multi-leg tank.
  • The challenge of weather delays was mitigated by working efficiently and effectively during favourable weather, enabling the project to be completed ahead of schedule.
  • This project was awarded the 2022 North Dakota Ready Mix & Concrete Products Association Gold Star Award in the Governmental Category. You can view the announcement here.
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