Gravity Pipeline Wells Project

Tacoma Water is upgrading the Gravity Pipeline Wells, located Southwest of 112th St E and 86th Ave E., including replacing well pumps and motors, demolishing existing buildings, and building new ones. We are also adding a corrosion control facility. This project ensures water service reliability from this source, primarily a backup source for situations such as a drought or an earthquake.

April 2022 Update:

We will be conducting well testing in May, which will take two to three weeks. Work will be done between approximately 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. There will be large equipment on site, and you may hear noise from the generators used during testing. We will use the information collected during these tests to design the replacement equipment.

Key project milestones and timeline:

  • Design and permitting – Now to mid-2023
  • Surveying – Complete
  • Well testing – May 2022
  • Construction – TBD

Upgrades to our Gravity Pipeline Wells will occur on Pipeline Road at the facilities shown in the image below.

Gravity Pipeline Wells Project

Project manager: Mike Gorenson, mgorenson@cityoftacoma.org

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