Booster Pump Project to Ensure Reliability.
Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA) has begun construction on the 7th Street Booster Pump Station Project in northwest Reno. Located near the intersection of Keystone Avenue and 7th Street, this major retrofit started in mid-October and is expected to be completed by mid-November 2024.
During this project, traffic will be impacted. Work at the Keystone/W. 7th Street intersection will be conducted at night to reduce traffic disruptions during peak daytime hours. Crews will be working at night from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. for approximately three weeks to minimize commuter inconvenience. Commuters should either avoid the area, or heed the signage which will include slowdowns and lane closures.
The $7.8 million project will replace and consolidate two 1950s below-ground pump stations with one above-ground unit. One of the old pump stations will be converted into a pressure-regulating facility. Also, three 1940s water mains will be replaced with two new mains along 7th Street.
Replacing both aging pump stations and water mains in this area will help ensure water distribution reliability. Long-term project benefits will include ongoing-maintenance cost reductions as the equipment reaches the end of its expected life.
With fluctuating temperatures and weather patterns constantly testing our system, the delivery of high-quality water is an around-the-clock job that demands vigilant attention 365 days of the year. To stay on top of this, TMWA’s Capital Improvement Plan outlines both the maintenance and large infrastructure improvement projects necessary to make our system more efficient and reliable.
See more ways TMWA plans for infrastructure improvements in TMWA’s Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan. It can be found at www.tmwa.com/planning.
Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA) is a not-for-profit water utility, overseen by elected officials from Reno, Sparks and Washoe County. TMWA employs a highly skilled team who ensure the treatment, delivery and availability of high-quality drinking water around the clock for more than 440,000 residents of the Truckee Meadows.