Ticonderoga to begin water tank project

TICONDEROGA Ticonderoga will begin restoration of the Abercrombie Street water tank this week.

The project, which will repair and restore the tank, is scheduled to begin Aug. 29 and be completed by Sept. 18, according to Ticonderoga Supervisor Bob Dedrick.

Water users may notice the work.

Every possible precautionary measure will be in place before work commences, Dedrick said. 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, Dedrick said. However, this project is long overdue and has the full approval of the (state) Department of Health.

The project will install a tank bubbler system, install a cathodic protection system and correct appurtenances.

Ti trustees hired Dr. Uriel Oko, professional engineer, for the project.

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, Dedrick said. 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 water department personnel, will also provide an internal freeze protection bubbler system and sterilize the tank before it is returned to service.

The million-gallon tank has been identified by the state Department of Health as having deficiencies that need attention.

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