Top of Robbinsdale Water Tower to be Installed Sunday
This weekend marks a major milestone in the construction of Robbinsdale’s new water tower.
On Sunday, Nov. 27, construction crews will put the top portion of the water tower into place.
The bowl that will make up the top of the water tower is currently sitting on the ground. Over the course of four hours on Sunday, crews will raise that bowl to the top of the pedestal and attach it to the current structure.
The process will begin at 7 a.m. for any families who would like to witness the project firsthand. City engineers note that it’s certainly not a common sight.
“Watching a tower get raised over four hours I think is akin to watching paint dry,” said Robbinsdale City Engineer Richard McCoy. “But I think it’s something quite unique. Not something you get to see every day. So whether folks come down here and watch the entirety of it, or whether they just are driving by or glance by occasionally and see the progress of the bowl as it creeps its way further toward the top, that might make for some interesting viewing.”
After the top is put into place this weekend, crews will come back in the spring to complete the remainder of the work.
The new tower will be able to hold 750,000 gallons of water. Robbinsdale’s current water tower holds 125,000 gallons.