Rehabilitation work including the repainting of the interior and exterior of the TW King five million gallon ground storage tank began this week. This tank is located at 3655 TW King Road in the northwest part of the city. The Contract was awarded on December 6, 2011 by the City Council to MK Painting Inc. to provide the services. The contract amount for the repairs and repainting is $698,100.00.
The tank has been in operation since 1999 and has required little maintenance to this point. In February of 2011, the base of the tank began leaking and an underwater inspection video of the interior of the tank was conducted to determine the source of the leakage and the condition of the tank. The inspection video showed that the leakage was around the base of the stand pipe and a temporary plug was installed to stop the leakage.
The repairs and repainting of the TW King Ground Storage Tank are being conducted during the winter months when water demand is low and the tank has historically been out of service. The repairs and repainting are scheduled to be completed by mid-April 2012. There will be no impacts to mobility in the vicinity of the project site.
For additional information, please contact Public Works at (817) 748-8098.