Water tower work on schedule

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Improvements to Minden’s downtown water tower are on schedule, according to interim Mayor Tommy Davis.

“They have a total of 110 working days to finish it,” Davis said. “Of course, that doesn’t include holidays and weather days.”

Davis said it has been at least 20 years since any significant work took place on the tower.

“It’s been leaking,” he said. “We are sandblasting inside and out and repainting.”

When workers are finished, the tower may look different, but Davis said that is only because it has been so long since it was painted.

“It will have the same paint and logo it has now,” he said.

Workers raise and lower a shroud around the outside of the water tower when sandblasting and painting.

“That protects cars and citizens that pass by,” said the mayor. “You can imagine if they didn’t do that … we would have paint all over cars at Minden Medical Center and the downtown churches.”

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