A consultant's report shows that cleaning, repairing and painting the City of Watertown's water tower tank will be a little less expensive than putting in a new one.
The report, which is part of the city council's agenda for Monday night's meeting, puts the repair option at $1,278,300, against replacing the tank at a cost of $1,376,000.
An inspection of the tank, which is located at THompson Park, showed it needed work inside and out.
"All of this is part of a system and you've got to have it working properly," said Watertown mayor Jeff Graham. "You have an obligation to maintain it, and sometimes things get old and need repairs or replacement."
City water superintendent Mike Sligar said he anticipates the work will be done this summer and take about two months. City residents shouldn't see any change in their water while the work is underway, Sligar said.
Friday, July 29, 2016, Watertown, NY
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