Repainting of the 10th Street Water Tower (near 10th & Illinois Streets) is underway. Resurfacing the tower protects the integrity of the structure’s steel and improves its appearance.
The 300,000-gallon elevated water storage tank originally was constructed in 1956. The exterior paint on the water tower was spot repaired in the past and the current coating has reached the end of its useful life. Repainting is important to protect the steel from rust and extend the life of the tower structure.
The tower will receive a complete exterior and wet interior sandblast cleaning and repainting. In addition, the dry areas of the interior will be spot-painted. During repainting, a tent-like cover will be draped around the tower to protect the surrounding area as sanding and painting is completed. Other work includes: foundation maintenance, roof hatches, tank vent replacement, upgraded safety requirements mandated by OSHA, and roof repairs.