The Walnut Street water tower will get a cleaning, sandblast and a fresh coat of paint sometime in June. MESSENGER PHOTO/MONA MOORE
The Walnut Street water tower will get a cleaning, sandblast and a fresh coat of paint sometime in June.
MESSENGER PHOTO/MONA MOORE

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Downtown water tower renovations start in June

Published 9:21pm Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A downtown water tower will get a face-lift in the coming weeks.
Troy City Council awarded the $270,000 project to Robinson and Sons. It is slated to start in June.
Mayor Jason Reeves said the price tag came with more than a coat of paint and decorative emblem.
“They are going to rehabilitate the tank: sandblast it inside and out, clean and disinfect the tank and paint it,” he said.
The price also includes paving the area surrounding the tank, labor and materials. To prevent it from rusting, the inside of the tank will be painted.
Mike Davis, superintendent of Troy Water and Sewer, said sort of city emblem would grace the outside of the tank, just as it does the other tanks in Troy. The exact design has not been determined.
Davis said his department started work on the waterline in the area in preparation for the 60- to 90-day project.
He estimated the 250,000-gallon tank was last painted 15 to 20 years ago.
The tower stands about 95 feet and serves the uptown area. Residents and business owners should not expect any interruption of service.
“It will not affect anyone,” Davis said.

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