The water tower has progressed ahead of schedule. As of today, the tower has been built, the chlorine building delivered, and the water main connected. The next step in the process is painting of both the inside and outside of the tower, electrical work, communication equipment installation, and further internal work on the tower At this time, we still expect the tower to be online sometime this summer, with the old tower scheduled for demolition by fall.
Last week, Austin and I met with the engineers to discuss the next phase of our water infrastructure project, which the is the replacement of undersized and aging water mains. Currently, there are several water mains in the village that are 2 1/4 inch mains. These mains are severely undersized and should be upgraded to 6 inch mains. Originally, the mains were to be replaced at the same time the water tower was built, but it was determined it was in the best interest of the village to handle that portion of the project separately. At this time, we do not have a timeline for the water main replacements, but we are taking the steps necessary to secure the approval and funding needed to proceed.