The Richie Road Tower is approximately 33 years old. Tank inspections of the tower have shown that it is in need of structural repairs as well as new interior and exterior coating. Rehabilitation of the current tower was considered, along with demolition and construction of a new tower. The construction and demolition option was determined to be in the best interest of the entire community. A new 2.0 MG composite water tower (similar to the new Owen Ln. tower, completed in 2019) will be constructed at a site adjacent to the existing tower. Following completion of the new water tower, the existing Ritchie Road water tower will be demolished.
Projected Start/End Dates
This project is scheduled to begin construction in April 2020 and estimated to be complete by November 2021.
Anticipated Impact to Residents
Since the new tank will be constructed before the old tank is removed from service, no disruptions to service are expected.
Primary Core Issue Addressed
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