Saturday, September 20, 2003

$340,000 face lift for water tank

By Angela T. Koenig
Enquirer contributor

GREEN TOWNSHIP - A 2 million-gallon, elevated steel water tower at 6281 Bridgetown Road, known as the Mack Tank, is getting a $340,000 face lift.

Cincinnati Water Works Senior Engineer Mark Ginty said the tower, built in 1969 and refurbished once in 1985, is being tented by day for sandblasting. This keeps debris from spreading to nearby properties.

The tenting will come down sometime in October, when a fresh coat of paint will be applied.

Green Township officials had asked Water Works officials to paint the township logo on the tower, but that request was denied, said a township official.

According to Water Works administrators, there are no markings on water tanks because tanks sit on Water Works property and serve more than one community. The Mack Tank distributes treated water to about seven communities in Green Township and portions of Cincinnati's west-side neighborhoods.

The $340,000 to refurbish the tower comes from the Water Works capital projects budget.

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