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Water tower repair contract to go to bid

September 09, 2013

WILLIAMSPORT — The Williamsport Town Council voted unanimously Monday night to put a project to repair the town’s water tower out to bid.

Williamsport Town Clerk Donnie Stotlemyer said the project is estimated to cost about $320,000.

The town has already received a grant from the Maryland Department of the Environment worth $160,000, which will be matched by the town.

The tower, located near the intersection of Sunset Avenue and Conococheague Street, can hold 300,000 gallons of water. It was taken out of service in 2008, because the hydraulic valves that are part of the tower were not functioning properly, Stotlemeyer said.

“We have to have it bid and ready to go by December,” Stotlemeyer said.

“This is to rehab the tank, drain it and clean it, rework the hydraulic valves in the tank, and, hopefully, we will have monies available to paint the tank,” he said.

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“It will help with water pressure in the town once that tank is functional,” Stotlemeyer said.

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