The Saxonville Stormwater Pump Station was originally constructed in the 1970s as part of a United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) flood control project on the Sudbury River. This drainage pump station is critical to the protection of the buildings within the Saxonville Levee and upgrades are needed to prevent a failure of the levee system. In conjunction with a levee wall system and flood gate at Concord Street, the station is operated during periods of high water levels in the Sudbury River. The facility has seen limited improvements over its life and is in need of several functional upgrades. The City is evaluating alternatives regarding the conversion of the pump station to electrical operated equipment, upgrade to the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), new backup power capability, limited architectural improvements, and limited HVAC replacements.
The project is currently in the preliminary design stage, which will include an assessment of alternatives for upgrades to station systems to meet the City's requirements and recommendations for the final design.