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 new customers, Willis Engineers was hired to design and oversee construction of a 1,000,000 gallon elevated storage tank. Utilizing a strong knowledge of the water tank construction market, Willis Engineers worked with various manufacturers to ensure the City received fair pricing despite market volatility and selected multiple tank styles to introduce more competitive bidding.
The City ultimately selected a concrete and steel composite tank. The tank, a 40-foot diameter textured concrete pedestal with a 1,000,000 gallon steel tank, was constructed on the ground and lifted into place. It features a passive mixing system, integrated SCADA communications and an extensive use of corrosion resistant materials. The tank was completed in 2009 at a cost of approximately $2,000,000.