City readies plans for next water tower project
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 12:45
A public hearing will be held July 1 to discuss the city’s next water tower project.
A 1 million gallon elevated water tower is proposed to replace a 250,000 gallon tank in the Four Winds area on the northwest side of Clear Lake. The new water tower, estimated to cost $1.95 million, will be
constructed just a few hundred yards from the existing tower. After the smaller tower is removed that land, measuring about one-quarter acre, will be sold.
The proposed new tower will be similar to the one constructed in 2007-2008 located on S. 24th Street. That tower also has a 1 million gallon tank.
City Administrator Scott Flory noted it has been the City’s intention that rather than conducting costly maintenance on the three multilegged towers in the community, it would be more cost effective to construct a new one million gallon tower to be built in a single location to ultimately replace all three of the multilegged towers (which have a combined capacity of one million gallons). The city’s eventual pair of 1 million gallon towers will replace the three former towers. The recently dismantled City Beach water tower held 500,000 gallons; the northwest tower and south tower still in use by the City each hold 250,000 gallons. - Read More Via e-Edition