by Dan McClelland
The materials to construct the new water tank above Tamarac Village in water district No. 3 were on site earlier this month, awaiting installation.
In a report to the town board February 14, supervisor Patti Littlefield, said she had attended a meeting that day with the contractor and officials from the Development Authority of the North Country (DANC), who are overseeing the project for the town.
“It was on site late last fall, but then the weather got the best” of the installers, she reminded her board.
She said the heavy equipment to erect the sections of the tank arrived on site that day.
The installers hired to construct the tank were expected to begin this past Monday, she said.
“They are allowing two weeks” to bring it to final construction. “They have to allow time for the tank to cure and then water is added to the water main there and the tank is filled.”
The process of filling the tank with chlorinated water involves a lot of back washing and cleaning and testing” before it is ready for use, she explained.
She said also at the meeting were members of the village line crew for discussions on where new utility poles would be installed to service the tank complex. The tank will be connected by antenna to the other two village tanks to coordinate the flow of water in the village system.
The pad for the new tank was poured by the contractor, North Country Contracting last fall.
The “substantial completion date” for the project is the end of May, according to the supervisor.
The contractor will have to do “a little tidying up” on the road next to the No. 3 and No. 4 fairways where the new water mains were installed last summer, she said.
“When it's all said and done the hydrants in that water district will be functioning properly. Every resident at Tamarac will have a consistent flow of water plus there's room for expansion now on the mountain.”
“If and when something happens at the ACR they can come right down the hill and draw right out of the new tank!”