City of Waco demolishing old water tower to make room for a new one

Posted at 7:02 PM, Oct 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-17 20:36:51-04

The City of Waco Water Utility Services is demolishing the Owen Lane Water Tower in order to build a new 2 million-gallon composite tower to supply water to Waco and McLennan County residents.  

Jonathan Echols, public relations coordinator with City of Waco Water Utility Services, said no impacts to water service and no road or lane closures are expected to occur during the construction process.

Demolition began on Oct. 17 and Echols said it's slated to last until the spring of 2019.

"The demolition takes about two, three weeks so it's pretty quick, relatively speaking. After that, the crews will mobilize and come in to start construction on the new tower and that takes a bit longer."

The demolition and construction of the new water tower is a part of Building Waco, a 10-year capital improvement program to renew and rebuild infrastructure necessary to maintain Waco’s quality of life, foster economic growth and increase long-term sustainability. 

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