Thanks to an open-air hatch, Denver Water senior engineer Martin Garcia encountered this stunning ray of light shining inside a new concrete water tank at the Hillcrest facility during an inspection on Jan. 23.
With an expected completion date of early 2020, this new underground reservoir is one of three new 15-million-gallon tanks that will replace the two original tanks built in the 1960s. Together, the new tanks will store one-quarter of Denver Water’s treated water.
There are five hatches installed at the top of each water tank at Hillcrest. When opened, the hatches provide light and air circulation for crews that need to work inside the tanks.
Read more about the $100 million Hillcrest project underway in south Denver.