FORTUNA RESERVOIR PROJECT CONTINUES
The Stewart Street Reservoir Replacement Project is on schedule despite the road collapsing back in November.It started out as a crack, and then started sliding downhill towards the tank. Construction workers had to work through the night in the rain, to get it stable. Fortuna city manager Regan Candelario said replacing that road at the end of construction was part of the process."The portion of the road that we lost is a burden on the project but right now were figuring out how best to pay for the shoring up and the replacement of the road," Candelario said. Candelario said back at the site, workers are putting the finishing touches to the tank's lid. "Right before the holiday we were able to pour the tank lid, which was excellent,” Candelario said. “It's a big concrete project that took a full day to complete. The next step might be noisy to the surrounding homes."They’re going to be doing some additional work on the exterior of the tank, wrapping it with a lot of the support steel," Candelario said. That will be on Jan. 7th and 8th. He said it will allow workers to fill water inside by the end of the month."Then testing it doing a lot of disinfecting from the construction process," he said.That step is scheduled for the week of Jan. 28. Candelario said before that happens, the city will hold another community meeting. "That will probably be the week of the 21st after we've completed a couple of these items," Candelario said.The project is set to complete at the end of February.