Lothrop Avenue Water Tank, Harwich
DCI is assisting the Town of Harwich with the completion of a new ground-based water tank that will replace the 172-foot elevated storage tank that has projected above the tree line for more than 30 years.
The initial plan was to rehabilitate the elevated storage tank after an inspection cited serious corrosion of the steel structure. But the $2.21 million rehabilitation cost was much higher than the water department had estimated, so it determined that a new tank was preferable.
DCI staff designed the new tank, managed the public bidding process, oversaw construction and served as resident engineer on the process. The project is anticipated to be complete and the new tank on line by Spring of 2017.
The new tank, which holds one million gallons of water, is a lot less conspicuous than its predecessor, rising only 36 feet. The concrete tank, wrapped with an inner steel coating, was completed in 2017. The obsolete 30-year-old elevated tank was taken down shortly after the new tank was completed.