Byrd Park Reservoir Cover Replacement

Project Summary and Scope

This project is required to maintain compliance with the treatment requirements of the City’s Waterworks Operations Permit.  This project provides for replacement of the roofing cover system on the 55 million gallon finished water reservoir that provides potable water to the City of Richmond and portions of Henrico and Hanover counties.  The existing 1970’s roofing system is nearing the end of useful service life and has structural deficiencies that warrant full replacement.  The project will also make improvements to the basin inlet and outlet gates and install baffling to improve water flow through the basins.


Information and documents authorizing, depicting or outlining details about the project, including, but not limited to, the following:

  1. Procurement Request for Proposal (RFP) Documents (although drawings and details about the design are available from the Procurement office, these documents should be considered as protected by the Homeland Security exception and should not be shared unconditionally with the public.  Anyone requesting access to these documents should complete and sign a FOIA request form with DPU).

Project Milestones

Reinspect reservoir roof - November 2017

Award Design Task Order to Engineering Firm  – November 2017

Project Design - December 2017 - November 2018

Bid & Award Construction Contract  – December 2018 - March 2019

Construction – April 2019 - May 2022

Project Funding

DPU Water Utility Enterprise Funds in the amount of $48,068,600.  Funds for this project were appropriated in various years through FY2018.

Project Status Updates

Procurement of a design-build contractor was cancelled on August 2, 2017 due to the inability to negotiate a satisfactory contract with the proposing firm.  Plan is to conduct a re-inspection of the reservoir roof in early November 2017 to be followed by design of the project using one of our annual Water Utility engineering consultants.

Permit, information is listed below. For details please call the Department of Planning, Development and Review at 804-646-4169.

Virginia Department of Health Waterworks Construction Permit (once design is complete).

City Building Permit (once design is complete).

Expenses (costs are reported quarterly)

RAPIDS Project # 100272

Total expenditures as of 10/5/2017:  $3,065,772 (includes $1,458,048 from prior remediation & inspection work).

Project Contact Information, if you have questions about this project please contact this individual.

Performance Measures and Benchmarks

Once construction begins details concerning technical details and schedule are reviewed at weekly construction progress meetings.

Project Overall Status (Active, Pending or Complete)


Ordinance Information

Authorized though adoption of City Capital Improvement Program - Water Utility.

Contract Information



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