To the Times of Ti:
The town of Ticonderoga has been informed by the (state) Department of Health that the existing one million gallon Abercrombie Street water storage tank has deficiencies that needed to be addressed.
The Ticonderoga town board hired Dr. Uriel Oko, P.E. to develop and write specifications for the repair and upgrades to the storage tank.
Dr. Oko prepared the plans and specifications to repair the tank, install a tank bubbler system, install a cathodic protection system and correct related appurtenances.
A request for proposal was advertised throughout the region. Part of the consultants responsibilities will be to perform internal inspection and repair cracked welds, replace/patch roof and floor plates inside the tank and install the cathodic protection system that will protect the inside of the tank. Visible cracks outside the tanks concrete support-ring will be patched, the tank lip caulked and exposed concrete be sealed. The consultant, working with the (town) water department personnel, will also provide an internal freeze protection bubbler system and sterilize the tank before it is returned to service.
Water users that will be affected will be notified in advance through the media by the water department. Every possible precautionary measure will be in place before work commences. However, some residents may experience high or low water pressure. If you do not have any water during this period please contact the water department immediately at 585-6144 or Sue Huestis at 585-6265 ext. 10. Your water supply will continue to be filtered and chlorinated during the process.
The town is sorry for any inconvenience this work will cause. However, this project is long overdue and has the full approval of the Department of Health.
The project will begin on Aug. 29 and is expected to be completed by Sept. 18.
Robert C. Dedrick