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Client

Village of Tara, Ontario

Location

Tara, Ontario

Project Type

Year

2010

In 2009 the Village of Tara. Ontario faced a dilemma…. continue to maintain their welded steel water tank, possibly pouring more and more taxpayer money into the tank, or consider replacement.

After consulting with Greatario the town determined replacing the existing tank with a glass-fused-to-steel tank – which requires little ongoing maintenance costs – was the best solution. Construction on the new water tank started in the fall, adjacent to the existing tank and was completed in the spring of 2010. An added benefit of a new water tower was increased pressure for the township for both flow and fire protection.

Using our jack-building method (building the tank from the ground starting with the geodesic dome roof and jacking up to add rings) facilitated construction through the winter. This building method also makes it easy to expand if the community need arises. Since the Aquastore glass-fused-to-steel tank is the first thing you see coming into town and never needs repainting, it will look as good as it did in 2010 for years to come.

OBJECTIVES
  • Replace existing welded steel tank, quickly and in limited space
  • Increase water pressure and flow for residents and fire protection
  • Reduce long term maintenance costs
KEY FEATURES
  • Construction speed – built nearly 400,000 liters of storage each day during construction
  • Includes nearly 37,800 bolts in construction