February 9, 2018
The first load of concrete has been poured for the new water tank under construction on Long Hill Road. Many more yards of concrete will be poured over the next few months as the foundation and support pedestal are constructed.
The Long Hill Water Tank project is underway. All contracts have been reviewed and signed and the engineering firm, Tata and Howard, has been selected to oversee the construction of the tank. Construction of the tank has been awarded to Caldwell Tanks of Louisville, Kentucky with a low bid of $2.2 million. Caldwell Tanks has been building potable water tanks since 1887. The contractor has been providing “submittals” to the engineer for approval. This time-consuming process ensures that the contractor will be using top quality material as they move forward with the project. Once all the submittals are approved, the contractor will start clearing the site to begin work on the underground piping and the foundation for the new tank. Site clearing should begin in January. The Georgetown tank will be a composite elevated storage tank and will incorporate a 750,000 gallon elevated welded carbon-steel water storage tank supported by a large diameter steel-reinforced concrete support tower that extends vertically from the steel-reinforced concrete foundation as a circular concrete support structure. The support structure has special horizontal and vertical rustication patterns formed into the exterior of the tower which makes it aesthetically pleasing.