Wallaceburg Elevated Water Tower Unveiling

A 3.2 million-dollar rehabilitation of Wallaceburg’s Elevated Water Tower will be completed soon. A news conference to announce the completion of the tower rehabilitation and unveiling of the new tower logo will be held Friday, September 16th, at 11:30 am at PUC Pump Station, 222 Water Street, Wallaceburg.

The project was undertaken in January of this year and involved the complete removal and replacement of the interior and exterior coatings of the tank as well as a number of other improvements.

The tank was originally constructed in 1999 and is a major component of the Wallaceburg water supply and distribution system operated by the Chatham-Kent Public Utilities Commission. The elevated tank provides water storage for the community of Wallaceburg.

The project also included the installation of a hydro-dynamic mixing system inside the tank to improve water age and chlorine residuals, installation of accessory upgrades including new antenna supports, upgrades to the lighting system, minor upgrades to the process mechanical equipment within the base of the structure, installation of additional health and safety features and a code-compliant guardrail system on the tank roof.

Chatham-Kent Public Utilities Commission General Manager, Tim Sunderland said this is the fifth tank that has been rehabilitated in the last ten (10) years. The new logo is the same format as the previous four repainted and rehabilitated water towers. It provides a fresh, yet standard look to each water tower in Chatham-Kent.

The work was completed by BGL Contractors Corp. Waterloo, Ontario. Engineering and inspection services for the project were provided by CIMA Engineering.

The improvements will increase the reliability of the tank, as well as its functionality for the next 20 years or more.

Media Contact: 

Tim Sunderland, General Manager
Chatham-Kent Public Utilities Commission
519.436.0119 x 4337