Robbinsdale’s New Water Tower Nears Completion, Enhancing Water Infrastructure
Water towers often serve as a community’s mark of identity, and the city of Robbinsdale is getting a brand new one.
The new water tower, located between West Broadway, County Road 81, and Highway 100, is expected to bring improved water infrastructure to the community.
“The water tower project… is progressing very well,” stated Richard McCoy, Public Works Director and City Engineer, Robbinsdale. “They’ve got it erected to its full height, they’ve got it painted and [now] just continuing with some of the necessary site works to finish up.”
Decision to Construct New Tower Stems from Two Key Reasons
The new tower has a capacity of 750,000 gallons, significantly larger than the downtown tower, which holds 120,000 gallons.
McCoy explained that the original tower, built in 1937, was not designed to meet the current needs of the community.
“The demand on water back then was probably nowhere near what it is today, so having a larger tower is better to serve that purpose,” stated McCoy.
The new tower also addresses water pressure issues, particularly in the 4th ward of the city.
“There are a few pressure problems, and by building the new tower 30 feet taller, we will address those pressure problems,” explained McCoy.
As for the timeline, the city anticipates the new water tower will likely become operational toward the end of September.
Once operational, the two old towers that are currently in use will become redundant.
“What happens to [the two towers] after that is likely to be a subject of discussion at city council and with the community,” said McCoy.
To learn more about the water tower project, visit the city of Robbinsdale’s website.