A Pennsylvania American Water tower in Limerick Township is
getting a facelift, according to the company; work will begin this week.
The 1 million-gallon water storage tank on South Limerick Road will be inspected, sandblasted and repainted to provide a protective barrier that prevents the steel from rusting and compromising water quality, according to Pennsylvania American Water.
Construction on the $318,000 project will occur between Monday and Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., along with some weekend work.
Residents near the storage facility can expect to hear some noise, though measures will be taken to minimize the noise levels.
“There will be some unavoidable noise associated with this project,” said Pennsylvania American Water. “We do apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.”
Water service will not be disrupted during this process, though water pressure may be reduced slightly.
The tank, one of seven storage facilities in the Royersford District to serve 15,000 was last painted in 1988.