TT Sewer Company's application to install a 10,000-gallon hydropneumatic tank at its Sunrise Beach area water system was approved earlier this month with the letter of approval issued by DNR on May 9. Westside Bay and Nantucket Bay condominiums are among those receiving utility services from TT Sewer Company.
The proposed upgrade to a condominium water system to bring it into compliance with government agencies has been approved by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
TT Sewer Company’s application to install a 10,000-gallon hydropneumatic tank at its Sunrise Beach area water system was approved earlier this month with the letter of approval issued by DNR on May 9. Westside Bay and Nantucket Bay condominiums are among those receiving utility services from TT Sewer Company.
Problems with the system became public after the Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District was made aware by DNR of a possible problem with it serving certain condo buildings’ sprinkler systems. An independent review by a professional fire engineering company verified that the water system lacked adequate supply to feed the sprinklers in case of a fire. The SBFPD warned that the buildings might have to be evacuated if the company and condo occupants did not come to terms on a fix after negotiations appeared to stall.
Past estimates from the company have placed the project cost to fix the supply issue with the tank at approximately $75,000.
With DNR approval for the design plan, construction could get underway.
DNR’s letter to TT Sewer Company advised that the facility may also have to obtain other permits from the department in the future as part of overall process of providing this type of service. These permits will include a final construction approval once the project has been completed.
According to a brief description of the project provided by DNR, normal operating pressure for the tank will be 40 to 50 psi. Before being placed in service, the tank must be disinfected in accordance with American Water Works Association standards and sampled for bacteriological analysis.
DNR comments on the project its approval letter stated, “The tank if capable of meeting everyday potable demands but is primarily to serve fire sprinkler systems as required by the fire protection district. Potable demands may be able to be met during a fire flow event.”