Rehabilitation of Blenheim’s elevated water tower to be completed tomorrow

Photo: Chatham-Kent Public Utilities Commission

A $1 million dollar plus rehabilitation of Blenheim’s elevated water tower will be completed Friday at 9 a.m. with the unveiling of the new tower logo, announced Chatham-Kent officials.

Tim Sunderland, General Manager, Chatham-Kent Public Utilities Commission says the project was undertaken in March of this year and involved the complete removal and replacement of the interior and exterior coatings of the tank as well as a number of other improvements.

The tank was originally constructed in 1999 and is a major component of the South Chatham-Kent water supply and distribution system operated by the Chatham-Kent Public Utilities Commission.

The project also included installation of a hydro-dynamic mixing system inside the tank to improve water age and chlorine residuals, installation of accessory upgrades including new antenna supports, upgrades to the lighting system, minor upgrades to the process mechanical equipment within the base of the structure and installation of additional health and safety features and a code-compliant guardrail system on the tank roof.

The work was completed by Dayson Industrial Services Inc. Engineering and inspection services for the project were provided by CIMA Engineering.

Sunderland says the improvements will increase the reliability of the tank as well as its functionality for the next 20 years or more.

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