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New look: Water tower gets paint job in Heights

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Posted: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 11:19 am

HARKER HEIGHTS — The 150,000-gallon water tower above the ridge behind the Evergreen Estates subdivision off Farm-to-Market 2410 has a new look.

Freshly painted white, the ball features the city’s red star trademark and the city’s name.

“Weather permitting, the new water system should be operational by the end of the month,” said Mark Hyde, public works director. “The system will be serving 107 residential lots at The Ridge and The Evergreen subdivisions.”

With future upgrades at the Cedar Knob Pump Station, Hyde said the new system will be capable of serving 750

residential lots on the upper elevations within the city.

The existing water pump station on Comanche Gap Road that serves the Ridge subdivision will pump into the new 150,000-gallon elevated tank.

“Construction is complete and we just need to pressure test the pipes and disinfect the tanks for service,” he said.

Hyde said instead of having Evergreen Developers install a stand-alone mini pump station with a small water standpipe for water storage, the city entered into a development agreement with Evergreen Developers and took the funds for the mini water system and allocated them into building a single, larger 150,000-gallon elevated storage tank and 12-inch cross country connecting water line.

Hyde said the idea is to have one regional water pump station and elevated storage tank for the upper elevations instead of having four mini-water systems, each serving one subdivision.

The city’s portion of the development agreement, which included the actual tank and water line oversizing, was $921,787.40 and the developer’s portion was $629.990.10.

vlynch@kdhnews.com | 254-501-7567

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