The Water Intake Structure (WIS) is a critical component of the overall reservoir project, and will essentially convey raw or untreated water from the reservoir to the future Water Treatment Facility. The Water Intake Structure is a reinforced concrete tower, approximately 74 feet tall at completion, that will be constructed within the reservoir pool. This structure also includes two 72-inch inlet pipes that will extend out into the reservoir, to collect and convey raw water to the future Water Treatment Facility. The Water Intake Structure includes control gates which will allow operators to pull water from various levels within the reservoir based on water quality and seasonal conditions. The WIS will also include a series of pumps that will convey the raw or untreated water to the future Water Treatment Facility. Construction began in May 2013 and was completed in December 2015.