Grapevine nears completion on water tower work

The city of Grapevine is providing maintenance to the city's water towers.

The city of Grapevine is providing maintenance to the city's water towers.

Two Grapevine water towers are getting a face-lift.

In March 2018, Grapevine City Council approved a contract for work on two water towers: one at 211 W. Texas St., behind Grapevine City Hall, and the other at 224 Peach St. The project cost for each tower is $566,450 and $876,000, respectively.

Construction on the two water towers began in late November after the cell equipment was removed from the structures and placed on temporary poles by the cell providers, Grapevine Public Works Director Bryan Beck said in an email.

"Cities typically repaint and restore their towers every 10-15 years to keep them in good condition," Beck said in his email.

Crews are concurrently working on both water towers, with the tower at 224 Peach St. being the larger of the two projects since it holds more water, Beck said. It will be the first water tower to be completed. Work on both towers should be finished in August.

In the meantime, parking behind City Hall will be more limited as crews continue to work.
By Miranda Jaimes
Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 covering Tarrant County news, and is now back in Collin County as the editor of the McKinney edition.


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