Crews scale Harrison water tower for cleaning
Work to clean and paint the outside of a Harrison water tower for the first time since it was put up 16 years ago is underway.
Crews with Southern Corrosion, based in North Carolina, on Wednesday were pressure washing the 200,000-gallon, steel pedesphere located along Harrison Avenue and across from Mt. Airy Memorial Cemetery.
The 121-foot-tall pedesphere is the only one in the Harrison Township Water Authority’s system, General Manager Charles V. Craig said. It has five other ground tanks.
The inside of the tank is cleaned every two years, Craig said. The inside also will be cleaned and painted as part of the nearly $150,000 project.
On the outside, crews will pressure wash dirt off the tank and then repair the surface as needed, Craig said.
“We’re trying to be proactive with the exterior before it gets too bad,” he said.
The tower’s exterior will be repainted the same color.
The work is expected to take a month to complete, Craig said.
Brian C. Rittmeyer is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Brian at 724-226-4701, [email protected] or via Twitter .