Clarenville addressing damaged water tank roof
Town filed insurance claim for panel replacements
While many residents in the region had to deal with property damage after a series of wind storms in November, the Town of Clarenville is not without its own mess to clean up.
You may have noticed, if you look way up at the water tower off Bare Mountain Road, there is damage to the curved roof of the water tank.
At the council meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 20, the Town said they are currently working to get three sections of roof panels for the tank replaced.
The town has already filed an insurance claim with a deductible of $10,000 said Finance, Administration and Planning committee chairman Coun. Paul Tilley at the meeting. He added that this deductible is still less than what it would cost to fix the issue themselves.
Chief administrative officer David Harris says the quote from the fabricator for the roof was $20,000.
He also said that the roof is actually now obsolete and no longer produced by the company for new water tanks. They’ve obtained special permission from the manufacturer to produce three new panels as a limited run for this job.
Coun. Bill Bailey says there are clauses in insurance agreements to allow for the whole roof to be replaced if a damaged section is not available. Harris agreed to look into the matter with the adjustor.
In an interview with The Packet, Harris said the manufacturing is expected to take three to four weeks and the roof will remain as is until then.
“We had the manufacturer look at it and there’s no way to secure it or cover over without causing more damage,” said Harris.
He says they’re told it should be fine left as is until they replace the panels, and they’re monitoring it to ensure there’s no further wind damage.
Sections of the Clarenville water tower roof were damaged earlier in November.