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Hennepin Dr. Water Tower Maintenance Beginning July 15, 2019

Post Date:07/15/2019 11:30 AM

The City of Joliet will begin the process of refurbishing the water tower located at 3340 Hennepin Drive the week of July 15, 2019.  The 42-year-old water tower requires routine maintenance including structural modifications and repainting to bring the structure up to current codes and regulations.  The tower will be repainted with a similar theme of blue and red stars on a white background with the City logo.  This work, which is recommended to be completed every 25 years, will aid in extending the life expectancy of the tower. 

The work will begin this week and is planned for completion in October 2019.  While the work is ongoing, a full containment system will be installed for dust control and to protect adjacent properties from particulate matter. The existing coating on the water tower that is to be removed contains no hazardous components.  All paint and residue removed from the tank will be removed from the site and disposed per Illinois State Regulations.   The work will be performed between the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM, Monday through Saturday.

The City will provide up-to-date information to adjacent residents about the progress of the project.  Sign-up for the City’s Smart Message – Community Alert system to automatically receive project updates and alerts.  To enroll visit the City’s website homepage,, select “I WANT TO. . .”, and click on “Stay Informed”.

 If you have any questions or concerns regarding this project, please contact the Department of Public Utilities at 815-724-4220. 

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