As noted in the heads-up here, the RDOS is moving forward with a reservoir expansion for the West Bench. The board report authorizing expenditure is below (it was walked into the November 5th meeting):
Recall this is project is being funded from money already collected (grants + borrowing). So over all it is a nice windfall: the West Bench is getting new infrastructure it needs for a price it has already paid. The only risk, as noted previously, is sight lines from the Westwood Properties neighborhood.
RDOS staff is confident that:
- The cylinder itself will be hidden behind an existing berm.
- Sight lines will actually improve from Westwood Drive since some trees will be removed
- A sighting study will be part of the design process. Residents of Westwood Drive might have visits from engineers wanting to stand on their decks.
Update 17 November, 2015:
RDOS staff has provided me with a rendering (prepared by the project engineer). I wish we had something like this when we were doing the West Bench pump house. Click on the image for a larger PDF version.
Update July 2016: The picture on the right is the reservoir from the deck of a resident on Westwood Drive. Pretty close to what was promised, so I am happy. Some low shrubs have been planted to hide the roof of the reservoir.