The City of Monroe operates an extensive water distribution system that includes two primary pressure zones. The west pressure zone has seen substantial growth in recent years, including residential subdivisions, commercial development, and the Monroe Corporate Center.
In order to enhance service to their new customers, the City of Monroe hired Willis Engineers to design and oversee construction of a 1,000,000 gallon elevated storage tank. Utilizing our strong knowledge of the water tank construction market, we worked with the various manufacturers to ensure the City received fair pricing, despite market volatility and specified multiple tank styles to introduce more competitive bidding.
The City ultimately selected a concrete and steel composite tank. The tank consists of a 40-foot diameter textured concrete pedestal with a 1,000,000 gallon steel tank, constructed on the ground and lifted into place. The tank also features a passive mixing system, integrated SCADA communications and extensive use of corrosion resistant materials. The tank was completed in 2009 at a cost of approximately $2,000,000.