- Associated Press - Thursday, October 2, 2014

ROCKDALE, Ill. (AP) - Crews are removing a 100-year-old water tower from the north side of the Rockdale Fire Protection District station.

Workers with a Michigan-based demolition company began disassembling the structure Wednesday morning. Mayor Sam Wyke says the water tower was recently determined to be a safety risk after engineers discovered there as a problem with one of its legs. He says the removal will cost Rockdale $14,000.

Rockdale’s public works director tells The Herald-News (https://bit.ly/1mVBOxd ) that the water tower has been out of commission for about 10 years and stood empty since then. The century-old structure was replaced by two other 250,000 gallon water towers as the village continued to grow.

Rockdale plans to honor one of its oldest structures with a commemorative plaque and two signature pieces of the water tower.

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Information from: The Herald-News, https://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews

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