Many questions have been coming in what’s going on at the water tower on Shoop Avenue in Wauseon? As you drive by you might have noticed the men working hard on top of the water tower and steel rods sticking out going around the tower. This is being done to build a containment area to cover the area around the water tower for the new paint job.
A containment area is used while the paint crew sandblasts the old paint off of the water tower. The containment system keeps most of the particles from the sandblasting from entering the atmosphere. American Suncraft is the company doing the reconstructive face lift. The supervisor added that there could be some changes to the design or maybe even a new logo and the work should take about four months to finish.
This project was stalled when weather failed to cooperate during the fall of 2013, the job was delayed until this spring. In addition to maintaining its water towers, the city expects to add a swing set and more bleacher cover shades in Biddle Park, rebuild primary water clarifiers at the water reclamation plant, and replace a stump grinder, a brush chipper, and a service truck in the Public Works Department. City administrators plan to accept bids for the overhaul of Linfoot Street project by mid-year.
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