September 20, 2011 – (DUBLIN, Ohio) – The one million gallon Post Road water tower, constructed in 1982, will be decommissioned on Monday, Sept. 26 at 9 a.m.
According to City of Dublin Engineer Paul Hammersmith, the Post Road water tower was the sole elevated water storage for the Dublin area outside of I-270 and west of the Scioto River until the two million gallon Avery Road water tower was constructed in 1988.
“Now with the addition of the recently completed two million gallon Darree Fields water tower, the Post Road water tower is no longer needed to serve this area,” said Hammersmith. “The Darree Fields and Avery Road tower provide the necessary elevated water storage needs for the area.”
Hammersmith said Dublin City Council programmed funds for 2011 in the 2011 – 2015 Capital Improvements Program to dismantle and remove the Post Road water tower. The City received competitive bids in July and has selected Iseler Demolition, Inc. to perform this work.
Iseler Demolition, Inc. will be onsite the week of September 26,2011 to remove the water tower. The work, including tipping the tank over, cutting it into pieces, and removing the pieces to a local scrap yard, will take approximately five days.
The tank dismantling will involve a minimal shut down of SR 161 when the tank is tipped over. Signs will be placed on SR 161, Industrial Parkway and Eiterman Road specifying the closure time.
Hammersmith said due to safety concerns, the area into which the tower will be tipped and taken apart will be cordoned off. Anyone not associated with the City’s project should remain outside this area during the project.
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