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MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (April 8, 2022) – Mount Pleasant Waterworks is rehabilitating its 500,000-gallon elevated water storage tank located on the site of its water plant at 333 7th Avenue in Mount Pleasant. As part of the project, the Town of Mount Pleasant and Mount Pleasant Waterworks Clean Water logos will replace the current exterior design. Crews will work daily, 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., weather permitting. Water service will not be disrupted for this project.
The $438,230 rehabilitation project is scheduled for completion in June 2022. Work includes sandblasting, welding, and painting the structure’s interior and exterior. Prior to beginning work, crews will install a containment system around the structure that looks like a large tent. The tent will be raised and lowered throughout the project depending on weather conditions and the work being performed. Crews will raise the tent to contain sandblasting debris, dust, and paint. Nearby residents can expect an increase in noise at the site during sandblasting operations.
“This maintenance project is part of our long-term planning effort to invest capital dollars on projects that extend the life of our infrastructure,” said General Manager Allan Clum. “Periodic investments like this play a critical role in our ability to ensure reliable service to our customers.”
Viewable to travelers entering Mount Pleasant from the Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge, the elevated water tank was originally built in 1989 and last painted in 2006. The exterior of the storage tank will be repainted with the Town of Mount Pleasant logo on the side facing the bridge and the Mount Pleasant Waterworks Clean Water logo painted on the opposite.