The Baxter Reservoir, recently renamed to Gondola Way Reservoir, is located in Bayshores just below the Kadenwood development, is one of the three most critical reservoirs in Whistler’s water system, in addition to the Singing Pass and Lost Lake reservoirs, that feed the Whistler Village system.
The Baxter Reservoir upgrades include piping and altitude valve upgrades, and mechanical system upgrades that will result in reservoir that allows for additional on-line water quality monitoring, increased and monitored zone circulation control, and confined space entry improvements.
The mechanical work includes the installation of underground piping and appropriate tie-ins to transition reservoir functionality to the new above ground kiosk. This will allow for controlled zone circulation, monitoring of water quality, flexibility of automated reservoir level control systems, and zone metering to track demands in the associated service areas.
The construction of a new above ground heated structure to replace two existing underground valve chambers will result in more efficient access for maintenance. The current infrastructure is almost 30 years old, utilizes components from other decommissioned water infrastructure, and therefore does not have a cohesive or operator friendly design.