Well Site Improvements
Construction Activities & Schedule
The week of Dec. 16 – Site preparation at the south end of the property will begin this week and will include:
- Asphalt and plant removal; Grading
- This work will take a few days and will be done between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays
Starting Dec. 19 - the drill equipment, sound walls and other equipment will start to arrive on site. Drilling is expected to begin around Dec. 30. As a reminder:
- Once the drilling process begins it will be a 24 hour, continuous process and take approximately 60 to 90 days to complete
- The temporary sound barriers will be approximately 24 feet tall with 2 inches of foam installation
- The noise levels will not exceed the limits set by both the city of Scottsdale and the state of Arizona
Project Designs and Plans
Here are some links to preliminary project designs and plans. All designs and plans displayed on this webpage will also be displayed at the public meeting. Your feedback is valuable to us, so please send us a comment at the contact information below.
Scottsdale Water Resources is in the process of upgrading a nearby groundwater well (Well 71) and pump station located on the southeast corner of Miller and Thomas roads. This parcel of land was formerly occupied by Scottsdale Fire until recently. The current well site is located at the north end of the property.
Well 71 is an important component in the North Indian Bend Wash Superfund cleanup efforts. It was built in 1959 and has reached the end of its useful life at the current location. To continue the cleanup efforts, Water Resources needs to drill a replacement well in a new location on the existing property. The new well will have greater pumping capacity and will continue to assist in the Superfund remediation.
Learn more about Superfund sites in Scottsdale.
Water Resources is proposing to construct the new location of Well 71 at the south end of the property. The new well footprint will be larger in scale than the existing well and pump station to accommodate the elimination of a nearby pumping station located a half mile to the east. This pumping station has also reach the end of its useful life.
We realize your neighborhood will also be impacted by the Thomas Road Streetscape Project. You can learn more about this project on the project website.
A neighborhood Open House was held on June 24 for residents to review the site plan, perimeter wall designs, the construction timeline and answer any questions about the project.
Read some of the Frequently Asked Questions from the meeting.