Reservoir No. 2 is located directly across the Talbert Flood Control Channel. It was originally constructed in 1971. The four (4) booster pumps and control system at this facility needed to be replaced and upgraded. The three (3) natural gas engines and the pumps, piping, equipment and control building at the Reservoir No. 2 facility were over 30 years old, exceeded their normal service life, and did not comply with exhaust emission standards set by AQMD.
The key components in the Reservoir No. 2 Improvement project included rehabilitation of the existing reservoir to extend its service life, the demolition of the existing pump station equipment facility and the installation of new pumps, electric motors, electrical gear, communication equipment, and a backup generator with an automatic transfer switch. Reservoir No. 2 cost approximately $9.1M and was completed in September 2020.
The Walnut Storm Drain Pump Station and Reservoir No. 2 Projects are an integral objective to meet the City’s Strategic Plan Goal of Maintaining and Enhancing Infrastructure and Facilities. These projects provide improvements to the existing facilities, new engines and pumps, and relocating interior mechanical and electrical controls to accommodate improvements to the facilities.