Capital Improvements – Elevated Water Tank Rehabilitation

watertower2015If you drive past Plant #1 on Langdon Road, you may notice that we are prepping for the painting of our elevated water tank. There are many steps within the process and we wanted to share our plan with you.

Our massive water tank, which reaches 14 stories high, is showing definite signs of wear and tear since it was last worked on close to 20 years ago. The tank needs interior and exterior work to remedy corrosion and keep it safe from the elements. Phase I of the rehabilitation started this past spring as the District replaced all the valves underneath the tank in final preparation for the larger Phase II, which will include shrouding and painting of the elevated tank this fall.

Please note that the tank will be fully covered so that local residents will not be exposed to debris, paint and fumes. We are also using lead-free and copper-free paint throughout the entire process. All work on the tank will be conducted during weekdays and exclude nights, weekends and holidays. The rehabilitated tank will be completed in spring 2016 and we will provide milestone updates and progress throughout the process.

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