Reconditioning a Water Tower Without Disruption

Challenge

The Penn Avenue water tower needed upgrades to its coating system and telecommunications infrastructure without disrupting access to a nearby fire station, obstructing traffic on Penn Avenue, or interfering with telecom service.

Solution

The 1.5-million-gallon water tower was restored with non-hazardous coatings, which limit dust emissions and paint drift into the nearby community. Telecom systems were upgraded without disruption to service, and scheduling allowed Penn Avenue to remain open during the project.

Features

  • Full containment system
  • Exterior tank bonnet
  • Rust reducing tank coating
  • Upgradable telecom system
  • Scheduling

Awards

  • Engineering Excellence Honor Award | American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota (ACEC/MN)

Project
Penn Avenue Tank Reconditioning

Location
Richfield, Minn.

Client
City of Richfield

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