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NPWA to Replace Water Tank in Hillcrest Section of Lansdale

July 6, 2018

New water tank will enhance fire protection and water quality in the Hillcrest section of Lansdale

Lansdale, Pa—July 6, 2018-- North Penn Water Authority (NPWA) is replacing its current water tank with a new water tank 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.

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.

“Our mission critical goal is to provide all of our customers with safe, reliable water 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” said Anthony Bellitto Jr., executive director of North Penn Water Authority. “Replacing the current tank with a new Spheroid tank that relies on gravity will ensure that residents in the Hillcrest section of Lansdale get the kind of consistent water pressure and fire protection that our customers come to expect from North Penn Water Authority.”

This distribution system improvement project was targeted after self-assessments done by NPWA as part of their participation in the Partnership For Safe Water’s Distribution System Optimization Program. The program encourages water systems to self-assess their distribution systems, and develop a long-term improvement plan.

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.)

Customers can call 215-855-3617 if they have any questions about the project, and visit www.npwa.org/ LansdaleHillcrestTank for more information and ongoing updates.

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About North Penn Water Authority

Established in 1965, North Penn Water Authority (NPWA) is a municipally owned, nonprofit Authority with a dedicated, professional workforce committed to providing the community with a safe, reliable, and economical water supply.  Water supplied to their customers comes from both a surface water supply that is treated at the state of the art Forest Park Water Treatment Plant (FPWTP) and from 17 groundwater wells located throughout the service area.  To provide the highest quality water, the Authority has in place a main replacement program and performs annual flushing of its more than 575 miles of water main which serves more than 34,500 customers.  NPWA also owns and maintains all fire hydrants in the service area to ensure hydrants are in working order in case of fire emergencies. NPWA employees, many of whom are NPWA customers themselves, take pride in being able to provide this service to the community. For more information, please visit www.npwa.org or call 215-855-3617.


 

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