Beginning the week of May 13th and ending about six weeks later, McGuire Iron, a Water Tower maintenance company working on behalf of the City, will be performing a painting project to the interior and exterior of the City of Atchison’s “4th & M” Water Tower near the campus of Benedictine College. This type of work is normal, necessary, and planned. The tower helps balance the pressures in the immediate area around the tower.
Water customers may notice some abnormal pressure at their homes and businesses in the general area of the tower, although staff does not expect any disruptions to service while the project is ongoing.
Every precaution is being taken so that the tower will be out of service for as little time as possible.
If customers notice anything of a significant nature, or if you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Shop at 913-367-5561.
Summary: All five of the City’s water tower structures are made of steel and coated with paint to prevent undue rust and deterioration. Starting in 2017, one water tower each year will undergo comprehensive maintenance and repair followed by a repainting.
Funding: 100% City of Atchison Water Fund
Location: South Tower (Water Treatment Plant Campus), West Tower (near the intersection of Country Club & Pratt Rd.), North Tower (Riverbend International School Campus), 4th & M Tower (near Benedictine College), and Shannon Tower (Shannon Industrial Park).
Contractor: Maguire Iron
Status: Construction / Maintenance
Construction Start Date:
Safety/Sanitation Upgrades: February 2017 (Completed)
South Tower Recoating: December 2017 (Completed)
West Tower Recoating: Fall 2018 (Completed)
4th & M Tower Recoating: May 2019
North Tower Recoating: 2020
Shannon Tower Recoating: 2021
Completion Date: Maguire Iron has completed a series of safety improvements at all 5 water towers and has completed repairing and repainting the South Tower (shown below). Final completion of the full scope of work will not be until 2021.