JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) – Officials in Johnson City anticipate work on the city’s water tank to be complete just before the end of summer. The following is a news release from the city:
There are major changes atop Tannery Knob in downtown Johnson City – and not all of them involve bike trails. Replacement of the Tannery Knob water tank is an impressive undertaking that will expand storage there by 2 million gallons.
“The original, 3 million gallon tank was a cast-in-place concrete reservoir that was built in the 1930s and had reached the end of its useful service life,” said Water and Sewer Services Director Tom Witherspoon. “The new, 5 million gallon pre-stressed concrete tank will be placed into service in early August.”
Watch this amazing time lapse video of Tannery Knob Water Tank.
Tank construction is the second phase of the project, with the first being demolition of the old tank and preparation of the engineered pad for the new one. The final phase will include installation of 2,200 feet of new water transmission line along East Market Street and Chamber Drive in the fall.
“Water storage tanks are an important part of our infrastructure because they allow us to meet daily and seasonal demands as well as to be prepared for emergency events like fires and widespread power outages,” Witherspoon said.
Cost for the tank demolition and replacement is $3.6 million, funded locally from the Water and Sewer Services Capital Program.
JOHNSON CITY PRESS (MAY 30, 2018). Work at Tannery Knob water tank set to complete in Aug. Link