Work on the Tenth Street Water Tower is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, September 10.
Tenth Street Water Tower Painting
The City of St. Charles Environmental Services Division of Public Works is pleased to announce that infrastructure improvements are planned for the Tenth Street Water Tower. Construction is scheduled to begin September 10, 2019 and will incorporate replacement of the water tower paint, site improvements, and a temporary cell phone structure.
Project History and Need
The Tenth Street Water Tower is a 300,000 gallon elevated water storage tank that was originally 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 life. Repainting is important to protect the steel from rust and extend the life of the tower structure.
The planned scope of work to the water tower includes complete exterior and wet interior sandblast cleaning and repainting of the tower. The interior will only receive spot painting repairs. The blasting and repainting of the water tower will include containment. During the 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.