Hedge Lane Pipeline Project Progress Timeline
Hedge Lane Pump Station, Reservoir & Pipeline Photo Album
Watch the progress of our Hedge Lane project, one of the largest distribution system projects undertaken by WaterOne.
This pump station, reservoir, and pipeline will provide the "extra muscle" to push water into the southern service area (south Johnson County). Hedge Lane targets the highest growth area which is also the farthest from our water sources and production facilities, ensuring continued dependability of service into the future.
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- January 2016: Work on the Pump Station and Reservoir is on-schedule. The reservoir has been completely graded over and is ready to plant to grass. Work on the pump station building is substantially finished, including the installation and testing of the heavy crane system. Pump testing will be commencing soon.
- November 2015: Work on the Pump Station and Reservoir is on-schedule. The reservoir has been backfilled with aggregate. A 10 ton bridge crane has been installed into the pump station interior. Roof joists have been installed in the pump station, and the ceiling of the reservoir has been waterproofed with a heavy PVC sealed barrier. The discharge main has been installed and disinfected. The Hedge Lane pipeline is currently in the pressure and leakage testing and disinfection phase, and site restoration and cleanup is underway.
- September 2015: Work on the Pump Station and Reservoir is on-schedule. High capacity pumps were delivered and installed via crane in September. Work continues on the electrical capabilities of the facility.
- July 2015: Work on the Pump Station and Reservoir is on-schedule. Major concrete form work, placement and finishing continues. Exterior wall construction is 95% complete, and 34 out of 35 reservoir roof slabs have been poured. The Hedge Lane Pipeline is entering its final phase, with tunnel construction and pipeline installation at over 80%.
- May 2015: Work is on-schedule as the pump station's operating floor and exterior walls are finished, and roof slab forms are built. Contractors completed all necessary rock blasting in March, and tunnel construction and pipeline installation is 79% complete.
- March 2015: Work is on-schedule with the installation of major pipe mains to and from the pump station. Columns, baffle walls, and roof deck framework has been installed in the reservoir section. Pipeline contractors have completed all necessary rock blasting, and tunnel construction and pipeline installation is 60% complete.
- January 2015: Work is on-schedule with construction of perimeter walls at the pump station, as well as installation of electrical conduits and foundation drains. Pipeline contractors have 83% of rock blasting completed, 39% of tunnel construction completed, and 45% of pipeline installed.
- November 2014: Work is on-schedule with construction of the pump station floor level as well as walls poured up to the operating level. The focus at the reservoir is the perimeter walls and interior baffle walls. Pipeline contractors have 59% of rock blasting completed, 39% of tunnel construction completed, and 22% of pipeline installed. A progress report will be mailed to Olathe residents in December in the neighborhoods adjacent to the project.
- September to October 2014: Work is on-schedule with construction of the pump station/reservoir perimeter and pipe trench walls, installation of underslab electrical conduits, and construction of basement slab. Pipeline contractors have 51% of rock blasting completed, 39% of tunnel construction completed, and 21% of pipeline installed.
- August 2014: Work is on-schedule with completion of the pump station's perimeter wall foundation and progress made on its inlet/outlet structures as well as reservoir base slabs. Pipeline contractors have 17% of rock blasting completed, 6% of tunnel construction completed, and 5% of pipeline installed.
- July 2014: Work is on-schedule with reservoir excavation and foundation work complete. Pipeline contractors have 5% of rock blasting completed, 1% of tunnel construction completed, and have begun pipe installation.
- June 2014: Shallow blasting at various locations along the pipeline route, disbursing bedrock in order to lay pipe at the appropriate depth. Safety first: This follows geological boring and extensive preliminary planning. All activities are in coordination with and in adherence to federal, state, and local regulations for safety.
- May 2014: Site work at the pump station site and prep work along the pipeline continues.
- April 2014: Check out the rock blasting for the foundation of our rural pump station site.
- March 2014: Site preparations have begun at the pump station site with staging and initial earthwork.
- February 2014: An Open House was held on February 20th at Oregon Trail Middle School (Olathe) to provide the community another opportunity to learn about the project and pose questions directly to WaterOne staff, engineers, and contractors.
- January 2014: WaterOne bonds $86.35 million, primarily to fund the Hedge Lane project. Project portions have been competitively bid and announced.