Leander Crystal Falls Elevated Storage Tank

Location Leander, Texas

Owner City of Leander



Due to rapid growth in Leander, our team addressed increased water system demands by designing a new 1.25-million-gallon elevated storage tank (EST) and expanding the Crystal Falls Pump Station. The goal was to replace the unreliable hydro-pneumatic tank system, mitigate risks in fire situations, and enhance service in areas with low pressure during peak demand.

Retained by the City of Leander, our team planned, designed, and provided construction administration for the pump station expansion. The project included constructing a 1.25 MG, 170-foot-tall EST, upgrading the existing pump station, and reconfiguring pressure zones. Modifications involved replacing 60 HP pumps with new 125 HP pumps, resulting in a firm capacity of 8,750 gpm to the 1270 pressure plane. Challenges involved demolishing an existing 0.5 MG EST, rearranging pressure zones, and maintaining service during construction. Despite constraints like power lines and adjacent structures, the 170-foot-tall Crystal Falls EST was completed in 2014, providing increased capacity and improved service to Leander.

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