Tuesday, 19 March 2013 21:21

Five Lake Camanche Village redwood water storage tanks receive new plastic liners at no cost

Five of Lake Camanche Village’s six redwood water storage tanks are getting a new lease on life with the installation of new plastic liners at no cost to Lake Camanche customers.

The Amador Water Agency crews and a specialty contractor have placed giant heavy-gauge plastic liners in the tanks to stop leaks that have plagued the 40-year old tanks. The tanks store water pumped from the Lake Camanche Village well water system, built by the subdivision’s developer in the early 1970s.

Technicians first lined the wooden tanks with a felt cushioning fabric, then sheets of plastic liner were dropped into the giant tanks and sealed together. Seams were tested and the tanks are now re-filled and back in service, all without any interruption in water service to customers.

AWA applied for and received over $550,000 in state Proposition 84 grant funds to pay for lining the tanks, and to replace approximately 200 service connections made of an early form of plastic pipe, which has been failing in the Lake Camanche Village system. Work on replacing the service connections is on-going.

Story from press release, edited by Tom Slivick, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.