Water pumping station gets a roof, but installing it may be noisy
By Pippa Fisher
Residents on the east end of Mount Diablo Boulevard might be hearing loud "popping" noises as EBMUD installs the new metal roof to the new Diablo Vista Pumping Plant.
The roof deck installation, which was scheduled to start April 17, is the next stage of work on the new building that has been seen emerging next to Blodgett's.
EBMUD is constructing the new station, which, once complete and electrical and mechanical systems have been tested, will replace the old pumping plant on Mount Diablo Boulevard near Carol Lane. Construction is set to continue through fall 2017.
So far, below ground drainage, electrical conduits and water lines have been installed and soil has been placed to backfill and level the ground. Inside the new pump house, water pump and piping installation is nearing completion and roofing is now underway.
EBMUD says it will be working on Saturdays through the summer to complete on time as a result of the wet winter. Saturday work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. with any louder activities starting after 8 a.m. Regular weekday work hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Once the new plant is online and pumping water to the community the old plant will be taken out of service and demolished.