omg! Inside Fort Bend 03/06/13
Huge Sugar Land letters and logo on water tank painted this week
What some said looked like a huge metal flower slowly emerging upward during its construction has taken root as Sugar Land’s newest elevated water storage tank. It has been slowly rising off the ground like a brand new sprout and with Spring around the corner, it seems so timely. As of this Monday, the tank has the city’s logo with “Sugar Land huge letters,” said one excited resident. The structure that will hold two million gallons of water is now more eye catching than before, and what a city marker!
The water tank is located west of the University of Houston Sugar Land campus, adjacent to U.S. 59 and the LID 17 Levee. In fact, there’s a sign right next to the property where it sits indicating the future site of the Brazos River Park alongside the Brazos River under the Southwest Freeway.
According to the city, the elevated water tank the first of its kind in Sugar Land that reportedly is to be elevated 18 inches at a time before locking and welding in place.
The city’s water plan calling for the water storage tank is for new development in the city’s south portion and its extra territorial jurisdiction, more commonly called the ETJ. Also, the additional storage capacity is for managing pressure problems in the area and it is intended to provide increased distribution capacity for peak demand hours and fire suppression.
At a cost of a budgeted $5 mil, alas, the metal flower has been marked and it continues to rise taking a notable place in the sweet city!
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