Battle Ground water tower torn down due to safety issues

The town of Battle Ground is looking a little different these days. On Monday the water tower that used to sit downtown was deconstructed.

Posted: Nov 19, 2019 6:51 PM

BATTLE GROUND Ind, (WLFI)-The town of Battle Ground is looking a little different these days. On Monday the water tower that used to sit downtown was deconstructed.

While some are sad to see the nearly century-old landmark go, the new water tower is helping to pave the way for a brighter future.

The Battle Groundwater tower was a part of the community for 92 years which means it has been serving the community since 1927. The need for a new one was long overdue.

"We broke ground on the new water tower this past March and normally it takes a year to be at this part of the project we are pleased we've progressed that quickly," said Carol Watson the Board Chairman for Battle Ground Water Conservancy.

The old water tower held 40,000 thousand gallons of water. The new one, which is now in service, holds 150,000 gallons which will increase the water pressure in certain parts of the community.

"For historic Battle Ground and then the areas and subdivisions that are outside of town they should see an increase in their water pressure," said Watson.

According to water officials, an average water tower lasts for 80 years. The main reason the downtown Battle Ground tower was torn down due to safety issues.

"It was not safe to climb up on,” said Watson. “The steel was not in good shape after 92 years of being in the elements."

Pieces of the old water tower were saved and will be turned into a plaque to commemorate the years that the water tower stood.

"It was a part of our community so we want it to be honored and remembered,” added Watson.

The other older water tower in Battle Ground is still in service but will undergo updates sometime next year.

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