St. Elizabeth’s Tank Reaches the Heights.
WRA provided engineering services related to the siting, design, and construction of a 2 MG elevated water storage facility on the east campus of St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. Siting a 170 ft. high water tower on a historic property required the involvement of a myriad of agencies, including: DC Office of Planning; Historic Preservation Review Board; Commission of Fine Arts; DC Zoning Commission; and National Capital Planning Commission. The project also encompassed 4,200 ft. of 24-inch DIP water main, including gate valve vaults, air releases and blow-offs, borings, and traffic control plans. The bowl of a composite tank was erected on the ground and then hoisted to the top of the support pedestal yesterday, September 13th, marking a major milestone in the construction of the facility.