Thanks to the hard work of our team, the Town, and the RIA staff, a grant of $293,000 was secured in mid-2014 and we are now in the final stages of closing the project out. Utility Service Co., Inc. did a fantastic job and the Town now has a state of the art paint system installed on its tanks that will serve future generations to come!
William Street Tank
The Williams Street Tank is a 250,000 gallon multi-leg tank that stands visible from Highway 72. With several coats of paint delaminating (peeling) from the steel structure, it was recommended to completely strip all of the existing lead-based paint from the interior and exterior by sandblasting within a full containment curtain to ensure protection of the surrounding environment. The new paint system is a Tnemec product and will last for 25-30 years! We worked with the Town and the contractor to develop a new logo using Tanklogos.com so that the Williams Street Tank can stand as a “welcome sign” as you ride along Highway 72 into Town.
State Park Tank
As the name indicates, the 100,000 gallon State Park Tank was constructed inside the Calhoun Falls State Park in 1989. Because the tank is “newer”, the existing paint was in relatively good shape and was a candidate for routine recoating. This process involved the power washing and cleaning of all interior and exterior surfaces, followed by painting with a Tnemec product designed to last 20-25 years!