Project Description: The Cherry Street Pump Station, owned and operated by the Erie Water Works (EWW), collectively consists of three (3) pump stations including Cherry Street East Booster, Cherry Street West Booster and Cherry Street South Booster. The Cherry Street Pump Station was originally constructed in the late 1920’s and is in need of upgrade.
The original design concept developed by KLH Engineers and EWW for the replacement of the East and West Booster pumps was to demolish, remove and replace the existing combination of horizontal split case and vertical turbine pumps in the same location with all new vertical turbine pumps. After receiving design information for the vertical turbine pumps, it was determined that installation in the existing Cherry Street Pump Station building was not feasible due to the overall length of the pumps. Therefore, it was decided to construct a separate building adjacent to the existing structure that would house the new East and West Booster pumps, piping, electrical gear, and accessories.
With the construction of a new building for the East and West Booster pumps, that portion of the existing building that formerly housed the pumps was able to be modified to include a new chemical disinfection storage and feed system. Additionally, as a result of relocating the original disinfection storage and feed equipment allowed room for the replacement of the three existing horizontal split case pumps with two new larger units.
In addition to constructing the new East/West building and installing new pumps, the project also includes replacing the doors and roof on the existing building, installing a new gantry crane, installing new HVAC, electrical and process instrumentation, SCADA and security system upgrades, and three (3) standby generators.
The Notice to Proceed on construction of the $8.8 million project was issued in March 2020 and was briefly delayed due to the Coronavirus-19 pandemic. Completion of the project is scheduled for the end of 2022.