Demolition Continues on Mason City Water Tower

Mason City Demo

Demolition continues on the South Federal Avenue water tower in Mason City. A new water tower will be built on the same site.

MASON CITY | Demolition continues on Mason City’s water tower on South Federal Avenue. More than half of the bowl had been removed as of Thursday.

The water tower, which was built in the 1940s, is being taken down and will be replaced with a 1-million-gallon water tower similar to the one on 43rd Street Southwest.

Mark Rahm, city engineer, said crews with All Industrial Services, Youngstown, Ohio, were slightly behind due to windy weather earlier in the week but expect to have their portion of the project done by May 19.

The footings and existing foundation will be removed in early June by Caldwell Tanks Inc. of Louisville, Kentucky, Rahm said. Excavation work and new foundations will follow in mid-June and July.

“The new pedestal will start going up in August for the tower,” Rahm said.

The new tower is expected to be in service by the end of September 2016.

“It’s a long process but so far it’s coming along well,” Rahm said.

The cost of the project is $2.139 million to build the water tower and $70,928 for demolition.

** Source: Written by Jeff Heinz, The Globe Gazette



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