11/26/2018 10:11:00 AM New Racine water tower is up
Deri Nordsving, mayor of Racine, poses in front of the city’s new 140-foot tall water tower, at right, which stands side-by-side with the city’s old water tower, which was built in 1962. The new tower is scheduled to be up and running by next June.
The city of Racine has a new water tower, standing tall right next to an older tower that has served the city since 1962. Workers from Maguire Iron, Inc. of Sioux Falls, S.D. started building the new 140-foot tall tower in October and finished the job in about four weeks, said Deri Nordsving, mayor of Racine. The city's old 120-foot tall water tower needed a paint job and required refurbishing to meet OSHA standards, work that would have cost $350,000 to $375,000, Nordsving said. Rather than fix a 56-year-old tower, the Racine City Council unanimously agreed to pay a little less than... For more on this story pick up your copy of the Nov. 27 Stewartville STAR.