Grant allows Goshen to make water tank repairs, improvements

Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The water tank in the Town of Goshen has received a facelift thanks to a $216,000 Community Development Block Grant.

Traci Shaver, town clerk, said the CDBG grant was a matching grant and the Goshen’s match was $25,000.

“The project came in higher than we had thought so the Town of Goshen put in an additional $11,000,” she said.

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Shaver said the CDBC grant made it possible for the minor repairs to be made to the tank and a pressure reducing station, with lines that connect to the Pike County Water Authority, to be installed. The tank was also sandblasted and repainted.


Goshen’s water tank was recently upgraded with CDBG funds.

“The lines that connect to the Pike County Water Authority will provide backup water supply to Goshen,” Shaver said. “So, if, for any reason our tank was out of use, Goshen would have water.”

Shaver said the last time Goshen’s 60,000-gallon water tank was painted was in 1974.

“The Goshen High School Class of 1974 had the water tank painted as its senior project,” Shaver said. “The Class of 1974 had ‘Goshen’ and an eagle painted on the tank. When the sandblasting started, people were curious about what the tank would look like when it was repainted.”

The original gray or silver color was replaced with bright white paint and the word, “Goshen” and the eagle reappeared, but in a different form.

“Coach Bart Snyder had designed a new logo for the high school and, with the permission of Superintendent Dr. Mark Bazzell and Principal Dr. Warren Weeks, the school logo is on the side of the water tank that faces the school and the ‘G’ that represents the Town of Goshen is on the other side,” Shaver said. “It looks really good and we’re all proud of it.”