MINSTER — With the construction and completion of a new water tower three to four years away, improvements need to be done to the current Ohio Street water tower to keep it going.
Village Administrator Don Harrod informed Minster village council on Tuesday night about what’s going to take place.
Harrod said the water tower had been leaking but crews from Worldwide Industries Corp. were able to get in and get the leak fixed.
“Because it's the third time we've had a leak and because it's going to be three or four years before we get a new water tower built, we also asked them to price coming in and sandblasting with epoxy,” said Harrod.
He said the cost estimate would be $39,400 but there could be some extra costs if the crews sandblast and find out the metal is thin and places and have to do some welding.
Harrod said the tower would need to be drained and kept dry for a minimum of seven days to allow for Worldwide Industries to sandblast, put on epoxy, let the epoxy set up and then a day or two to disinfect and run a bacteria test.