Water Tower Project

Water Tower Project
Water Tower ProjectProject Overview
Those that drive by the municipal campus on Pilot Knob and 195th Street have definitely noticed that the exterior of the water tower is taking a rustier hue these days. The tower was built in 1998 and the coating has reached its life expectancy. The city plans to recondition the tower this summer that includes updates inside to bring the tower in compliance with today’s safety standards as well as a fresh coat of paint sporting a new design. 

The project is anticipated to take 12-15 weeks and will be weather dependent. The contractor plans to start mid to late April pending seasonal temperatures.


July 19, 2019:
The water tower was disinfected, flushed and refilled. No issues were found with the water quality testing, and the tank was put back into service this week. Cell phone companies have indicated they will reinstall their antennas in late August or early September. 

July 3, 2019: 
The water tower coatings are complete and it looks AWESOME! The tower will be disinfected, flushed, refilled, and water tests completed next week before it is placed back in service. Site cleanup and restoration remain and then the cellular carriers can reinstall their antennas. 

June 27, 2019: 
The water tower reconditioning project is nearing completion! The contractor is working on the final exterior coating which showcases the new graphic design.  Barring significant weather delays, this work is anticipated to be completed at the end of next week. The tower will be prepared to be placed back in service the week of July 8th.

June 20, 2019: 
The priming and intermediate coatings of paint have been completed on the tower exterior.  The final coating will be applied over the next week and a half and showcase the new graphics.  Final coating of the interior of the tank will be completed next week.  Once the painting is complete, the tank will be prepared to be put back in service.

June 10, 2019:
 The sand blasting and priming of the water tower exterior was completed this weekend.  There will be additional intermediate coats of paint before the final coat is applied which will showcase the new design.  Work continues on priming and painting the interior of the tank.

May 30, 2019: With the rain events over the last week, much of the focus was on the interior paint work.  Work started today in earnest on the exterior paint removal and priming.  

May 20, 2019: 
The containment structure setup is complete and the contractor will begin paint removal this week. The containment structure and air handling equipment are in place to manage air quality through the repainting process.

April 18, 2019:
 After a pause in work due to the weather last week, the contractor began mobilizing to the site including arrival of the air handling equipment for the containment system.  Initially they will be concentrating on steel repairs and getting ready to install the containment structure around the tank.

March 19, 2019: Prior to construction, the cellular companies that utilize the tower for their antennas will need to temporary relocate them adjacent to the tower. This work has started and is anticipated to be completed by the beginning of April. 

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