- Associated Press - Monday, May 11, 2015

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) - Workers have started dismantling a water tower that has loomed over part of the community for about 70 years.

The Globe Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1RvpAYo ) crews started demolishing the roughly 70-year-old water tower on South Federal Avenue last weekend.

After it’s removed, a new water tower will be built at the site at a cost of $2.1 million.

By building the new tower at the site of the old one, city officials say they’ll save money by not having to buy more property and making us of an existing pump station as well as piping.

The city will have to do without the tower for about 18 months, but the Water Department says customers shouldn’t notice any problems.

The new tower is expected to be completed in late 2016.

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Information from: Globe Gazette, https://www.globegazette.com/


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