Million Gallon Water Tank | VideoJenny Castro | 9/15/2012
Saturday morning, Houston Engineering was lifting the water tank on top of the concrete base. This is the final process to get the tank onto the pedestal. It takes about three hours to get the tank to the top, lifting about one foot every fifteen minutes with a hydraulic lift on top of the pedestal.
“There`s no top yet. There are steel plates that are laying down on the ground there, they will weld in place once the tank is up in this location on top of the pedestal. They`ll weld the top in place and then of course they`ll sandblast it and get it ready for the interior portion of it that will hold the water,” said Houston Engineering project engineer, Jacqueline Aucker.
The project is funded with federal money from the EDA and with with help from the Souris Basin Planning Council. The tank will be providing storage capacity for the developing area of east Minot.
The tank is over thirty feet high and 67 feet in diameter. When it`s full of water it will weigh about eight million pounds.