BEVERLY — Situated high on Brimbal Hill, the 6 million gallon Beverly water tower is nearing the end of its construction phase.
Beginning this spring, the city’s water tank has been covered with scaffolding as part of a $2.34 million effort to repaint both its exterior and interior, says Michael Collins, city commissioner of public services and engineering.
As of now, Collins says the exterior is complete and workers are busy finishing up the interior, which is scheduled to be done within a month.
“Then we’ll refill it and we’re back to normal,” Collins said.
Collins said the tank, built in 1993, is inspected every five years. This is first time it’s been repainted.
Seen from Brimbal Avenue, Collins said the roof and exterior were in need of a fresh coat of paint, while the inside was in “unbelievably good condition.”
Stripped of its previous orange, white and green exterior facade, the commissioner said the tank is now covered with a blue two-part epoxy paint resembling the color of the sky. A non-toxic, non-bleaching paint was then applied to the inside.
Daytime white lighting approved by the Federal Aviation Administration was added outside as a new feature to the water tank in addition to the previous red lights visible at night.
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