McVey Pump Station Replacement Project

The City is planning improvements to its water system, including replacing the McVey Pump Station located at the corner of McVey Avenue and Oak Street.

Background and Project Need

The existing McVey Pump Station was built in 1959, and has reached the end of its useful life. The pump station has had a series of pump failures as a result of electrical and mechanical issues.

In 2017, a condition assessment determined that replacing the pump station in the current location would be the most cost-effective in maintaining efficient and reliable service of the water system and improving resiliency.

The City has contracted with a consultant firm to assist with designing a new water pump station at the same location of the existing pump station.


  • Preliminary Design: late 2023 – mid 2024
  • Design: Mid 2024 – late 2024
  • Construction: 2025

The City and project team will be seeking public input and feedback on the design for the new pump station. Opportunities will be posted here on the website and are planned for mid-late 2024.

Project Updates

November 21, 2023: Collecting Information for Preliminary Design

You may have noticed some crews recently accessing the site taking photos, flagging trees, surveying the area for elevation and locations of utilities, and gathering information to inform preliminary design work. In the coming weeks, crews will be collecting soil samples and conducting exploratory drilling on the site and in the public right-of-way. Flaggers or signage may direct drivers around the block or assist local neighbors with access. 

November 8, 2023 – Upcoming Site Work

In mid-November, neighbors may see crews and staff accessing the site conducting surveys and marking utilities in the right-of-way and on the pump station property. This is part of early preliminary design work.

Project Details
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Project Contact: 

David Kudna, Project Manager
Email or phone 503-534-5299