Beginning Tuesday, August 1, he City's water tower, located at Tulare and 11 Mile Road, is going to receive a facelift and some much needed attention! Built in 1954, the tower was last painted 17 years ago. That's pretty good considering that the average life of the water tower paint job is 15 years! The tower will be emptied causing slightly lighter than normal water pressure for approximately 40 days. During that time, the workers will build a new antenna rail, new roof hatch, and new ladder inside and out. They will begin to strip and epoxy coat the inside first, then finish the outside.
The water tower will not be refilled until both the inside and outside maintenance is complete. The much needed maintenance was timed just perfectly. The City saved three additional years before the average paint job expires, however, the tower will be maintained before it begins to peel - which would result in significantly higher repair costs. Nice attention to detail, DPW!
(How do you like the City colors and branding? We want to make sure everyone knows whwere to find Oak Park!)