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Bennett’s tallest landmark, the new elevated water storage tank, went into commission in October 2017. The 0.5 million gallon elevated water storage tank stands 197 ft. high and significantly improves the availability, reliability, and water quality of the Town of Bennett's water supply. The tank reduces the Town’s risk of water supply outages. It also improves reliable water pressure to our residents and businesses, and upgraded fire flows for the Bennett Fire Protection District. The tank is visible from miles away, proudly serving as a new beacon of our community's pride and progress.
The new elevated water storage tank is a vital piece of infrastructure and is a true landmark in the long history of the community. It reflects the culmination of a long, arduous effort by the community and its strong leadership team. This undertaking would be challenging even for much larger communities than Bennett, and the ribbon cutting was the direct result of significant hard work and unwavering commitment by a dedicated team, working together for the best future for this Town.
On Wednesday May 3, 2017, crews worked to raise the 50,000 pound top half of the new elevated water storage tank.
The location of the new elevated water storage tank.
Town Administrator Trish Stiles introducing the project.
Principal Engineer, Bob Frachetti, from FEI Engineers INC. speaking on the new water tank.
Those who helped were Town Trustee Darvin Harrell, Town Trustee Neil Mancuso, ORC from Pure Cycle Corporation Mark Whitlatch, P.E. from FEI Engineers Bob Frachetti, Town Administrator Trish Stiles, Mayor Royce Pindell, Town Planning and Zoning Commissioner Wayne Clark, Mayor Pro Tem Rich Pulliam, Public Works Director Daymon Johnson, and Nutrient Grand and Capital Construction Project Manager Margaret Pauls.