Anaheim Rehabilitates 60-Year-Old Water Complex
Anaheim Public Utilities has recently renovated its La Palma Water Complex in an ongoing effort to modernize the water system to provide the best quality of service to customers. Located in central La Palma, the complex is the only booster station and storage facility west of the 57 freeway. The complex is crucial to its surrounding community as it provides water supply to meet peak demand period and fire protection to fight local fires.
The original complex was built in the 1950s and needed rehabilitation. The renovation included demolition of a 3 million-gallon reservoir, major improvements to its 4 million-gallon reservoir, as well as the demolition and reconstruction of its pump station.
The 4 million-gallon reservoir received a new aluminum roofing system that provides excellent corrosion resistance and a maintenance-free option to other alternatives. This type of roofing system is known to last more than 50 years, with the oldest in the world (and still standing) having been built in 1880 in Sydney, Australia. The reservoir also received a new chlorosulfonated polyethylene (CSPE) Hypalon liner, which demonstrates excellent durability against ultraviolet and ozone exposure as well as high resistance to a wide variety of organic and inorganic chemicals.
The new pump station now contains four pumps to provide pumping capacity to meet the current demands of 6,250 gallons per minute, with the largest pump out of service. A newly-installed generator connection enclosure and an onsite fuel tank will be used with the city’s portable generator to provide power to the complex in case of emergency.
The La Palma Complex’s rehabilitation will improve electric efficiency and water reliability for the community for decades to come. A dedication for the facility will be held on Tuesday, July 31 at 10 a.m. If you would like to attend, you may RSVP to UtilitiesEvents@anaheim.net or 714-765-5050.