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Posted on: March 5, 2020

Community Question Corner - March

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Question:  Rumor has it that the city is building a new water tower.  Is this true?

Answer:  Yes, the city’s new culinary water tower is under construction right now.  It is located outside of the city.

It is going to be huge.  We currently have a 1-million gallon culinary tank there; the new tank will store 3 million gallons of treated, culinary water.  At full capacity, it will be holding about 25,000 tons of water!

The existing 1-million gallon tank will be re-purposed for use in our secondary water system (untreated sprinkler water).  An old 100,000-gallon tank onsite has reached the end of its useful life and is being decommissioned. 

The tank took months of planning and engineering and has a price tag of $6 million, for which the council approved a bond last year.  A combination of utility fees and impact fees are paying down the bond.

We anticipate that the tank will be complete and operational in early 2021.

Do you have a community question?  submit your question to proberts@syracuseut.com

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