In an effort to meet the requirements of their operating permit, the City of Aplington made plans to resolve low-pressure areas within their community’s water system. The City proposed constructing an elevated storage tank at a location that would eliminate low-pressure areas.
The plan sets the elevated tank at an overflow elevation that provides a minimum of 35 PSI pressure in the highest point of service, at the lowest tank level, and at the same time has a 77 PSI pressure in the lowest point in the City when the tank is at overflow elevation. The high service pumps in the water treatment plant will have the pump impellers replaced to allow the filling to the new elevation in the system. Other electrical control modifications will provide for level communication between tank and plant. The new water main distribution connections and valve replacement allow for better operation and flow provisions for the City.