The Gregory Hill Pump Station holds millions of
gallons of water that have passed through treatment
facilities, ready for distribution to the city’s residents
After constructing new tanks, a new pump station and
new underground pipelines, the station now stands
tall as a representation of true community.
One stop along the way is the Gregory Hill Pump Station,
located in the City of Westminster. The station holds millions of gallons of
water that have passed through treatment facilities, ready for distribution to
the city’s residents and businesses.
After almost 60 years of service, the city decided to
upgrade the existing tanks and pump station to increase efficiency and
capacity. The upgrades required the team to demolish the old facility and
construct new tanks, a new pump station and new underground pipelines to
transmit water. The old steel tanks were replaced with two new prestressed
concrete tanks that hold three million gallons each, and a new pump station that
has a capacity to pump 13.8 million gallons per day.
Out of consideration and understanding for the neighboring
subdivision that bordered the new infrastructure site, the project team, under
the city’s guidance, devised a proactive approach to ensure a smooth completion.
Superintendent Benny Simmons met with each individual and
family living near the Gregory Hill Pump Station. He introduced himself
door-to-door and assured residents that the project team were receptive to any
concerns they might have, providing his personal contact information for residents
to call at any time with questions or comments.
To lessen any inconvenience to the community, Benny and his
team lent a helping hand to neighbors who needed assistance relocating fences or
doing other tasks around the subdivision. Project site tours were held for all residents
to give them an educational, inside look at the pump station.
“From before the start of the project to the end, Benny has
been the best to work with. PCL really has great employees,” said Curt
Aldstadt, neighboring property owner.
Through these proactive, intentional acts, the project
turned into an occasion for a community comradery. At the completion of the upgrade,
everyone was invited to a celebratory cookout where neighbors, businesses and others
were all thanked for their support throughout the project.
The Gregory Hill Pump Station now stands tall as a representation of
true community, one that PCL’s Civil Infrastructure division is honored to be a