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NPWA Hillcrest Tank Replacement Project

About this project:

North Penn Water Authority (NPWA) is replacing its current water tank with a new water tank on Frederick and Clear Spring Roads in the Hillcrest section of Lansdale. Replacing this tank is part of a larger infrastructure improvement project in the Hillcrest section of Lansdale that will enhance fire protection, public safety and water quality. Construction on the new tank is projected to begin in the Spring of 2019.

Hillcrest Tank

(This is a rendering of what the new Spheroid tank will look like compared to the current Standpipe style water tank. Image courtesy of Entech Engineering.)

The planned water tank is a 250,000 gallon Spheroid style tank that stands 140 feet high and relies on gravity to provide water pressure, as opposed to the current tank which is a 70-foot Standpipe style that relies on an electric pump to provide the area with suitable water pressure. This added height is necessary to ensure reliable fire protection and more consistent water pressure to our customers. In addition to providing enhanced fire protection and water quality, this project will create redundancy in the Hillcrest section of Lansdale, ensuring that residents and businesses always have access to safe reliable water. The current tank is the oldest in NPWA’s system, built in 1948, and is nearing the end of its useful life. Replacing the tank better meets the community’s needs, and costs about the same as rehabbing the current tank.

Estimated Timeline:

Construction is tentatively slated to begin in early Spring 2019 with a completion date of late Fall 2019. We will update this timeline as needed.

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