The City of Monroe 2015 Comprehensive Plan identifies the need for a second reservoir on the Department of Correction's (DOC) property to meet fire flow requirements. The new reservoir will be located near the existing 750,000 gallon reservoir and will be of similar size and height.
The project consists of furnishing all labor, materials and equipment necessary for the construction of a new 850,000 gallon welded steel drinking water storage reservoir. Related work includes water main connection to the existing 12-inch diameter water main, miscellaneous reservoir and site drainage piping improvements, reservoir overflow and drainage facilities, excavation, surface improvements, construction of two stormwater level spreaders , associated tank access road and structures, and related work.
The construction contract will be advertised for contractor bids beginning August 25th. The bid open is scheduled for September 23rd. The opinion of probable construction cost is $3,200,000. Refer to the Invitation to Bid for more information, including a voluntary pre-bid meeting on September 15th.
Design & Permitting (May 2019 - Aug 2020)
City Staff began planning for the design phase by soliciting engineering services in May 2019. Four firms responded to the advertisement. Murraysmith, Inc. was determined to be the most qualified firm to perform the design work for this project. The design contract includes topographic surveying, geotechnical engineering, civil engineering, and structural engineering, in addition to bidding support services.