Water Projects

Silver Creek Intake

Project Number: 960
Project Staff Contact: Bart Stepp
Project Type: Water Capital
Project Status: Active
Location: Silver Creek Intake, next to Pool 601 Miller St. Google Maps
Project Information: The City of Silverton is replacing an existing water intake structure located on Silver Creek near the Community Pool. The intake structure is past its useful life and will be replaced with a new structure and duplex pumping system capable of supplying up to four million gallons per day (MGD) to the existing Water Treatment Plant. The project will also allow for adding a third pump for future needs, increasing the intake structure capacity to six MGD.

The project also includes replacing 1,700 feet of existing 12” raw water transmission piping with larger 18” pipe. This will increase the capacity of the pipeline to meet the higher capacity of the new intake structure. The estimated total project cost is $5,000,000, with the Economic Development Administration (EDA) providing $1,150,000 in grant funds.

Construction will begin the summer of 2022 with completion anticipated October of 2023.   The City has a permitted in-water work window in Silver Creek of July 15 – September 30 and two in-water windows are needed.  Emery & Sons is the general contractor.

Silver Creek Raw Water Pipeline Map
During construction the main parking lot for the pool and Old Mill Park will be unavailable as it will be used by the Contractor for construction.  The map below shows the alternative parking areas the City has created.

50422 Pool Parking Map
Below is a rendering of what the new intake will look like at the location of the existing intake on Silver Creek.

Intake Structure