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The Town of Bennett will be constructing a new elevated water storage tank in 2017. The new water storage tank will be constructed on the south side of the Bennett Park and Recreation District at 455 S. First Street. The 0.5 million gallon elevated water storage tank will be 185 ft. high to the top and will have a diameter of 50 ft.
The tank will be supported by six legs with braced rods and struts and elevated up to 148 feet from the ground to the low water level.
The Town of Bennett broke ground on a new elevated water storage tank on Tuesday, July 26th, 2016.
This new storage tank heralds a significant improvement to the availability, reliability, and water quality of the Town of Bennett's water supply. The tank will significantly reduce our risk of water supply outages. It will improve reliable water pressure to our residents and businesses, and upgrade fire flows for the Bennett Fire Protection District. The tank will be visible from miles away, proudly serving as a new beacon of our community's pride and progress.
The building process will start in August of 2016. The new 200 foot water storage tank will sit adject from Well No. 6 on the west side of SH79. The project is expected to be complete by the end of 2017.
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.