Con­struc­tion be­gins on $480K wa­ter tank

The Advance of Bucks County - - YARDLEY-MORRISVILLE AREA -

LOWER MAKEFIELD – Con­struc­tion is un­der way to erect a new wa­ter stor­age tank in Lower 0DNH­fiHOG 7RwnVKLS, UHSODFLng Dn RuWGDWHG VWUuFWuUH that has reached the end of its use­ful life.

Ac­cord­ing to the Penn­syl­va­nia-Amer­i­can Wa­ter Com­pany, the project will not re­sult in any ser­vice in­ter­rup­tions to lo­cal cus­tomers while crews com­plete the ap­prox­i­mately $480,000 project.

Start­ing this week, crews will con­struct the 252,000-gal­lon stor­age tank ad­ja­cent to the ex­ist­ing tank near High­land Drive. Ini­tially, Penn­syl­va­nia Amer­i­can Wa­ter planned to re­paint and re­ha­bil­i­tate the ex­ist­ing tank, but af­ter fur­ther re­view by en­gi­neers, the com­pany de­ter­mined that due to the mag­ni­tude of the re­pairs needed the 1950s-era struc­ture should be re­placed.

Crews will work week­days be­tween 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. The com­pany ex­pects the new tank to be erected and in ser­vice in Novem­ber, weather per­mit­ting. Once the new tank is in ser­vice, work will be­gin to re­move the for­mer tank, which is expected to be com­pleted by late De­cem­ber.

7KH LRwHU 0DNH­fiHOG 7RwnVKLS VWUuFWuUH LV RnH RI the 12 wa­ter stor­age tanks that the com­pany is up­grad­ing this year across Penn­syl­va­nia, which rep­re­sents a to­tal in­vest­ment of ap­prox­i­mately $5.9 mil­lion.

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