CAPITAL INVESTMENTS | WATER

Well 6 Backup Generator

Backup generator for the pump and control system.

DESCRIPTION

PROJECT ID: W 8.0
ESTIMATED COST: $320,000
ACTUAL COST: TBD
  • Gas generator sized to provide backup power for pumping and control systems at the Well No. 6 site.
  • Electrical systems with automatic transfer switch, control systems and fuel storage
  • Concrete pad for the generator

WHY IT’S NEEDED

Well No. 6 is the primary well and the only well available that could provide minimal water supply to lower pressure zones in the city during a power outage. The current pump was last repaired in 1994, and the backup pump lacks the capacity to service the pressure zone.

The pump covers service area including Walmart Distribution Center, Eastern Oregon Higher Education Center, Pioneer Seed, and Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center. Preventative maintenance will avoid significant inconvenience and loss of water to area businesses.

PROJECT STATUS:
In Progress
PROJECT MILESTONES

July 2021

Electrical analysis begins at Well #6 in preparation for equipment order.

September 2021

Electrical analysis complete, finalizing equipment purchase order.

LAST UPDATED: 10/04/21

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