Pittsburgh Begins Revitalization of Water Tanks

Apr 13

Pittsburgh Begins Revitalization of Water Tanks

The city of Pittsburgh and cities across Pennsylvania are rehabilitating water storage tanks approved by the local water company.  At least 13 tanks will be inspected and repainted with the goal of prolonging the effectiveness of the tanks and protecting water quality.  American Water has been instrumental in keeping infrastructures up to date and in good operating condition.  The project will also serve to enhance the service that communities receive by and upgrading the equipment the city uses for sewer systems across the state. The anticipated cost of the tank projects is approximately $6.8 million.  Previously, the city restored 15 storage tanks at an approximate cost of $6.7 million and invested approximately $10 million to renew existing tanks and construct four new storage structures. Storage tanks remain a vital part of the city’s water department by adapting to the increasing population within service areas, and the expectations of premium customer service.

To rehabilitate the tanks, crews will strip the original paint and apply a new coating, which serves as a protective barrier that prevents the steel from rusting and compromising water quality. The products used, as well as the emitted paint fumes and dust levels, are in compliance with air pollution control requirements mandated by local health departments and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

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