Norfolk Water Tower To Be Torn Down
NORFOLK- An aerial feature of the city of Norfolk is set to be taken down.
During a recent city council retreat, council members decided against repainting the City of Norfolk Water Tower for $300,000.
Water and Sewer Director for the City of Norfolk Dennis Watts says there's little need for the tower at this time.
Watts: "In 1964 the water tower's constructed to serve the northwest area of town. As the town grew to the northwest, a one million gallon reservoir was constructed in 1996 to serve this area. As of today, the water tower has little to no value in the water distribution system."
Currently, the primary use of the water tower is to hold the antennas of telecommunication companies that serve the area.
The city's plan is to take down the water tower, and will build a new steel tower to support the antennas.
Both projects will cost a combine total of $225,000.
No date has been set to take down the tower.