Raise a few million glasses
Water tower’s bowl hoisted
Friday, May 16, 2014
Construction crews began raising the “bowl” on Missouri American Water’s new Jefferson City water tank Thursday morning.
More than 30 hydraulic jacks raised the 86-foot diameter steel bowl to the top of the 150-foot-tall tank near the new Fire Station No. 3 off of North Missouri 179.
Company officials said the 1.5 million-gallon tank should add storage capacity to the company’s water system and help the system maintain pressure when large amounts of water are used in instances such as fighting fires.
The tower also will replace an underground water storage tank at the company’s West Main Street plant that is 80 to 100 years old.
Work on the tank should be completed this fall. It’s about a $3.6 million investment in Jefferson City’s water system.
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