Drainage, lead abatement, repairs and repainting of the community water tank above 47th Street and Trinity Drive begins Thursday, according to officials at the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities.
Following drainage of the community water tank, which serves the southern portion of the downtown area, the “Twin” tank located a few hundred feet northward will be put into service for the downtown area between and around Oppenheimer, 9th Street and Central Avenue southward past Trinity Drive.
Businesses and residents of these areas may notice a slight decrease in water pressure through the course of the work, which is scheduled for completion in late May.
Hikers may notice drainage of the tank occurring on Thursday and Friday, with flows going to Los Alamos Canyon toward the Ice Skating Rink.
Occasional noise from compressors, sandblasting, filtration equipment and ingress and egress may be heard in the 47th Street, upper Trinity Drive and Quemazon Trail area.