Water / Storage



1.2 MG Prestressed Wire-Wound Clearwell / CANTON, ILLINOIS

The City of Canton, Illinois retained Maurer-Stutz, Inc. to design various improvements to rehabilitate and expand its water treatment facility, which was originally constructed as a WPA project in 1939.  One driver of the project was the City’s existing 400,000 gallon clearwell, which is undersized and does not allow for adequate chlorine contact time to kill viruses and other microorganisms including giardia and cryptosporidium.  These issues, in combination with the age and existing condition of the original clearwell, combined to drive the need for additional clearwell capacity.

The new 1.2 MG clearwell will be connected to the existing 400,000 gallon clearwell resulting in a total available storage capacity of 1.6 MG and allowing for either one of the clearwells to be taken out of service for future maintenance.  

Low Service Standpipe - Painting / Peoria Heights, ILLINOIS

A critical component in the Peoria Height’s water system is a 1 million gallon standpipe located along Galena Road, which serves as a clearwell for treated water from their well field.  Booster pumps at the site pump water from this storage tank to the high level distribution system.  The tank had not been painted since 1998 and was beginning to show signs of paint failure in some locations.  Maurer-Stutz, Inc. was retained to prepare specifications and bid documents for painting of the exterior of the standpipe.   Bids were received and the tank painting work was completed within the same year.

Elevated storage / Wee-Ma-Tuk Water District, Cuba, Illinois


The unincorporated area of Wee-Ma-Tuk Hills Subdivision began planning efforts to provide a potable water system to its residents.  Property owners had previously been obtaining their potable water supply from shallow and deep wells or from the strip-mined lakes which characterize the area.  As the planning efforts progressed, the town of Fiatt which was located north of the subdivision was also included and the Wee-Ma-Tuk Water District was formed.  A combination of factors including drought conditions and poor water quality provided the impetus for the District’s desire to bring a reliable, plentiful source of potable water to the area.   A water distribution system model was used to evaluate future growth scenarios and identify the scope of the capital improvements.  Design included a pre-fabricated water booster pump station that houses two 85 gpm pumps, controls, valves and piping and a future chemical feed room, and telemetry.