Two New Water Towers to Be Constructed Soon
Hollywood and Charlotte Hall, MD — Two new water towers will soon be appearing on the St. Mary’s County skyline. St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission (MetCom) Oct. 22 approved the contracts to install a 500,000-gallon water storage tower (WST) in Hollywood and a 400,000-gallon tank in Charlotte Hall. The WSTs will add to the capacity in their respective areas and improve firefighting capabilities.
The contracts for the two towers were bid together to save money. Winning bid of $4,973,859 was awarded to Caldwell Tanks, Inc. of Louisville, KY. According to MetCom Chief Engineer David Elberti, “The contact term to install both tanks is 680 consecutive days. Hollywood WST, per the contract specifications, is to be constructed first. However, Caldwell can choose to construct both WSTs concurrently.”
The Hollywood tower will serve the Broad Creek subdivision and surrounding areas and will be visible from Route 235.
The Charlotte Hall WST will replace capacity from an abandoned tower behind McKay’s Plaza and will add capacity. It will be located adjacent to the Charlotte Hall Park and Ride.
The approval of the contract was unanimous by the commission at its Oct. 22 meeting.
** Source: Written by Dick Myers, TheBayNet.com