Lake Forest Park Reservoir cover replacement project update

Thursday, December 2, 2021

SPU's Lake Forest Park Reservoir
Aerial photo by Jared Solano. Instagram @Juarez.Solano

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) Contractor Crews began construction on the Lake Forest Park Reservoir Floating Cover Replacement Project on May 17, 2021 and hoped to have it done by the end of this year.

The 60million gallon reservoir is located on NE 195th by Horizon View Park and is a major source of clean drinking water for SPU customers.

The project will update the aging reservoir with new liners and floating cover.

Earlier this month, the contractor completed construction work in the east section of the Lake Forest Park Reservoir and has worked to bring that section of the reservoir back into service.

The contractor was unable to finish construction in the west section of the reservoir due to ongoing shipment delays.

Therefore, the contractor has paused construction and has temporarily demobilized from the site.

The contractor will return in spring 2022 to complete the remaining work for the Lake Forest Park Reservoir Floating Cover Replacement Project.

Remaining Construction Activities
  • When construction resumes, it should take about 4 months to complete work. Most of the remaining work will be focused in the western section of the reservoir, and construction activities will include:
  • Remobilizing equipment and materials at the site
  • Inspecting and cleaning the liner in the west section of the reservoir
  • Installing the floating cover over the west section of the reservoir and performing remaining equipment upgrades
  • Bringing the reservoir back into operation once final inspection and testing are complete
  • Final site restoration and demobilization
Stay Informed

SPU will send additional notice prior to resuming work in 2022. In the meantime, you can learn more about the project online at:

Thank You for Your Understanding During Construction

We know that construction is impactful, and we thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding while we work to complete this necessary upgrade to our drinking water distribution system.


Unknown December 13, 2021 at 8:45 PM  

Which contractor is working on this project? I would really like to know as I am studying Water Resource engineering at Shoreline and this would be perfect for my final report.

DKH December 14, 2021 at 12:05 AM  

Here's the info page - it includes contact info for the Project Manager.

Post a Comment

We encourage the thoughtful sharing of information and ideas. We expect comments to be civil and respectful, with no personal attacks or offensive language. We reserve the right to delete any comment.
Facebook: Shoreline Area News
Twitter: @ShorelineArea
Daily Email edition (don't forget to respond to the email)

  © Blogger template The Professional Template II by 2009

Back to TOP