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Virginia American Water to begin $90,000 rehabilitation of five water tanks

Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 4:00 am

Virginia American Water today announced that five water tanks in Westmoreland County’s Potomac Shores, Ebb Tide and Glebe Harbor subdivisions will be painted and rehabilitated, beginning in April. The cost of improvements to the tanks is approximately $90,000.

The 20,000-gallon storage tank and the 5,000-gallon hydropneumatic (pressure) tank in Potomac Shores were last painted in 1996; the 20,000-gallon storage tank and the 5,000-gallon pressure tank in Ebb Tide were last painted in 1991; and the 5,000-gallon pressure tank in Glebe Harbor was last painted in 2000.

Virginia American Water said the rehabilitation project will extend the life of the tanks and improve water service reliability. Work will include pressurized removal of the existing coating, as well as recoating the exterior and interior portions of each tank. These improvements are part of Virginia American Water’s long-term strategy of ongoing investment in its water systems.

The estimated duration of the project is eight weeks. During the project, residents in nearby homes might experience noise during the daytime hours. Crews will work as quickly as possible to shorten the length of any temporary inconveniences.

Virginia American Water, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water services to more than 300,000 people. Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company.  With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs more than approximately 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in more than 30 states and parts of Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.