The Town of Prescott Valley is starting construction on a new 3 million gallon concrete water storage tank on Glassford Hill. The new tank will sit immediately west of an existing 1 million gallon tank adjacent to the Glassford Hill Summit Trail. MGC Corporation, which submitted the winning bid of $4.2 million, will build the tank.
Glassford Summit Trail users should be aware of construction equipment and vehicles which will be using the first mile of the trail between Antelope Lane and the tank site. The trail will remain open for use except for a few days when the level of construction activity will require closure.
Funding for the water tank will be split. Jasper Subdivision developer, AZ Eco Development, will pay for its share of capacity (approximately 1.7 million gallons) and the Town will pay for the remaining capacity using fees assessed to new home construction. Construction will start this month and continue into late spring or early summer 2021.
This addition to the Town’s water system increases the overall reliability of its water supply by
increasing Prescott Valley’s total water storage capacity to 18 million gallons, which is equivalent to three full days of storage based on Town average water usage. Water storage is used for fighting fires, meeting peak daily water demands, and providing a water source in the event of a long duration emergency, such as a region wide extended period power outage.
Updated information will be provided throughout the project as conditions change or as additional information becomes available. For more information on this project please call Neil Wadsworth, Utilities Director at 928-759-3078.