CAPITAL INVESTMENTS | WATER
Well 6 Cathodic Protection System and Reservoir Interior Painting
Well No. 6.
|PROJECT ID:||W 12.0, W 13.0|
- Install a cathodic protection system in the interior of the reservoir
- Uses relatively inert anodes connected to a power supply
- System will be suspended inside the reservoir, protecting reservoir from corrosion
- Piping will need protective coat to prevent contamination
- After painting, reservoir will need to be disinfected before refilling
WHY IT’S NEEDED
The Well No. 6, Reservoir No. 1 does not have a cathodic protection system, while the newer Reservoir No. 2 does. Steel naturally reacts with water and oxygen, returning to its more stable chemical state of iron oxide. Cathodic protection extends the life of a steel water reservoir by providing a sacrificial anode within the reservoir.
The reservoir was built in 1991 and the interior hasn’t ever been recoated. Without previous cathodic protection, a new coat is needed.
* Initial projected costs were $62,000 for W 12.0 and $220,000 for W 13.0.
** This project came in about $42,000 under the original estimate because of a number of very competitive bids from local contractors as well as efficiencies gained by combining the two original projects in to one.
Projects W 12.0 and W 13.0 are combined and put out for bid.
A contract was awarded to Columbia Industrial Coatings, LLC after receiving 7 bids.
Work begins, with expected completion in May 2020.
Contractors complete most of the work, with minor punchlist items expected in June before project closeout and final costs are known.
LAST UPDATED: 08/27/20