The growing city of Avon is looking to add a second, significantly larger water tower to the southern part of the city.
The new tower is expected to be more than four times the size of the current tower, enough for the current and future needs of the city. The current water tower on SR 83 near Detroit holds 750,000 gallons.
“The new elevated storage tank will be 3 million gallons and will be over 120 feet high,”City Engineer Rob Knopf said. “It is needed for future development throughout the city. The other 750,000 tank will stay in service. The new tank will be one of the largest in Ohio.”
The proposed location for the tower is near the SR 83 and Mills Road intersection.
“There are no drawings yet; council will be acting on allowing the mayor to enter into agreement with CT Consultants, whose contract will be around $250,000,” Knopf said.
Knopf said the towe could rstart in early 2014, taking about 16 months to construct, but the timeline would be dependent on council.