The Marvelle Elevated Water Storage Tank located in Lois Aubinger Park was constructed in 1985. The typical life expectancy of a paint system on a steel tank ranges from 18-25 years. The Village was fortunate in that with tank cleaning and maintenance over the years, the life of the paint system was extended to 28 years. The time has now arrived for the tank to receive a full cleaning and repainting. The tank repainting project was designed and bid over the spring and is tentatively scheduled to being in late May/early June. Completion of the tank repainting project is scheduled for early to mid-August. The project will consist of pressure washing the exterior of the tower, minor sandblasting any exterior rust spots on the exterior and interior “bulb” portion of the tower and then a full exterior and interior “bulb” repainting. During this entire process, the tank will be enveloped in a canvas containment system to eliminate any water, dust, paint or debris from leaving the work area.
As many of you may have noticed over the last couple weeks, two temporary cellular antenna pole systems have been installed at Lois Aubinger Park. The reasoning for these temporary installations is that the antennas currently located on the elevated water storage tank must be relocated during the repainting process. Once the repainting project is complete, the antennas will be reinstalled on the tank and the temporary poles will be removed. Upon removal of the temporary poles, the disturbed areas will be re-graded and re-seeded.
Lois Aubinger Park will remain open during this project except for the work areas that will be enclosed with fencing. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding. Should you have any questions, feel free to contact the Ashwaubenon Water Utility at 492-2335.