Johnson Drive Elevated Tank

WaterOne Project Manager

Brian Robinett
Phone: 913-895-5824
Email Brian Robinett

Project Description

To address customer demand needs identified in WaterOne's 2015 Master Plan Update, WaterOne is constructing a 3-million-gallon elevated tank (water tower) on Johnson Drive in Shawnee, KS. The elevated tank will help meet future service needs due to robust growth in the Northwest Reduced Pressure Area (NWRPA), a section of WaterOne's distribution system that includes the city of Shawnee, KS, and northwestern Johnson County. Construction of the new tank will ensure consistent water pressure throughout the NWRPA, improve distribution system efficiency during periods of peak demand, and continue to guarantee the highest level of fire protection for WaterOne customers.

The new tower will resemble existing WaterOne elevated tanks located at 107th and Renner and 199th and Lackman. The design features a 36' concrete pedestal, which supports a steel tank bowl measuring 116' in diameter. The height of the elevated tank will be roughly 110' feet when complete. As part of a siting study, 9 potential locations were evaluated. Based on the results of the study, WaterOne entered into an agreement with the City of Shawnee to locate the tower at the Shawnee Public Works Service Center at 18690 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kansas.

Construction of the tank was awarded via a competitive bid to Caldwell Tanks, Inc. of Louisville, KY. Black and Veatch is the project consultant and will provide engineering services through the construction phase. Work began in September 2018 and is expected to conclude by May 2020. Construction of the elevated tank will have no adverse impact to water service for residents nearby or in any other part of the system.

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Project Update

  • Construction Start: September 2018
  • Construction End: May 2020
  • Cost: $6.65 Million
  • Project Phase: Complete