Earthquake-resistance retrofit work about to start at West Seattle Reservoir in Highland Park

Three months after we first reported on seismic-safety retrofit work needed inside some city reservoirs, it’s about to start at West Seattle Reservoir in Highland Park. Neighbors will receive, if they haven’t already, notices from Seattle Public Utilities, which tells WSB that work will start by the end of September and run through March. Here’s the notice:

(If you can’t see the embedded version, here’s the PDF version.) SPU says project signs will go up in the park before work begins. Our June story, linked in the first sentence of this one, details the full backstory, including the expectation that work will be needed at West Seattle’s other underground reservoir, Myrtle, and will probably start there before the end of next year.

4 Replies to "Earthquake-resistance retrofit work about to start at West Seattle Reservoir in Highland Park"

  • thugbee September 11, 2014 (10:44 am)

    They’re starting the work now? So all of the noise, heavy equipment, crews working, etc, has been only the Parks Dept project? I thought they were already working on the reservoir? Fooled me and my dog.

  • Rick September 11, 2014 (3:02 pm)

    Wouldn’t this have been easier and less expensive before a lid was installed?

    • WSB September 11, 2014 (3:05 pm)

      If you read our previous story (linked in this one) – it’s required because of a third party’s faulty calculations at the time of undergrounding.

  • Rick September 11, 2014 (8:50 pm)

    Apologies, got busy and didn’t get that deep into the story.

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