Construction Begins on New Robbinsdale Water Tower
Construction has started on one of the most significant projects in Robbinsdale history: the building of a new water tower.
The new tower will be located on land south of Highway 100 and Graeser Park. It will hold about 750,000 gallons of water — six times more than the current tower. The existing one will remain as a historic landmark.
The cost of the new tower is nearly $6 million, a higher price tag than originally estimated due to increased fuel, lumber and concrete costs. About two years ago, the cost estimate was $3.72 million.
The new tower is part of a massive project to update the city’s drinking water system. The update included the drilling of two new wells about 300 feet below ground and construction of a new water treatment plant, which will eventually provide softened water to residents.
The new water treatment plant is on track to supply water by early fall.