The Chatham Elevated Water Storage Tank was constructed in 1994 as a composite structure with a net working capacity of approximately 4,546 m3 (1.0 MIG). The elevated tank consists of mild welded steel and the interior and exterior coating systems had been in place for almost 20 years. The coating systems demonstrated a need for re-coating.

As part of Chatham-Kent PUC's integrated approach in operations, maintenance and rehabilitation planning, a need was identified to re-paint the elevated tank, provide a mixing system and any other miscellaneous upgrades to the facility to improve its function and reliability for the next 20 plus years.

In May 2013, CIMA Canada Inc. was retained as the Engineering Consultant to coordinate and manage the rehabilitation of the project.  In January 2014, Landmark Municipal Services UCL was the successful contractor to undertake the rehabilitation and improvements.