The rehabilitation of the elevated water tank at Plant No. 1 (Langdon Road) has finally come to completion. The District is proud to unveil the new, freshly painted 140 foot structure this fall. Although the structural integrity of the tank was completely intact, it hadn’t been rehabbed or painted for over 20 years.
The project began in the Spring of 2015 which included a full assessment of the tank and the replacement of all the valves underneath the tank.
Phase II started in the Fall of 2015, and continued through this Summer. This rehabilitative phase included sandblasting, stripping and adding primer coats to both the inside and outside of the tank. Then, the tank was painted from head to toe with its finishing coat. Lead-free and copper-free paint was used throughout the entire process and SFWD is the first Water District on Long Island to utilize a new high-tech coating system, which should last up to 20 years!