The City of Robinson is growing and needs additional water supply and elevated storage to meet minimum TCEQ requirements. The City asked us to investigate a potential new water source from the City of Waco and determine the size and location for additional elevated storage to best meet these needs. Significant commercial development at a major highway intersection influenced locating the new elevated storage in this area. This ensures large fire flow demands are met and adequate service to other portions of the City is provided.
Due to the high visibility area along I-35, we designed the 1.0 million gallon composite elevated storage tank with decorative fencing and other enhancements. This tank serves both as pressure maintenance for the distribution system and for a delivery point for Robinson’s new water supply from the City of Waco. It also provides a separation of the two distribution systems to meet TCEQ requirements. Water modeling determined that the tank needed to be 152 feet tall. This height provides the City with the ability to move water from its new source to other pressure planes via control valves. Finally, the new tank and control valves are tied into the City’s SCADA system. This allows operators to control the movement of water throughout the City from their control terminals. iPads allow the operators to operate pumps and valves, monitor alarms, and change set points in the SCADA system from any location.
completion date: 2019
location: Robinson, Tx