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.

As of

Cost: About $820,000 over 5 years

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: February 2017

Completion Date: Maguire Iron has completed a series of sanitation and safety improvements at 4 of the 5 water towers as of 8/1/2017. The one remaining tower and the first painting project are scheduled to occur in the fall of 2017. Final completion won’t be until 2021.