June 24, 2014 at 3:26 AM
There are four choices for the new North Penn Water Authority water tower repainting in Lansdale. Which one is your favorite?
Take the survey now online to voice your opinion on your favorite color and Lansdale brand scheme for the water tower.
"As most of you know, we are going through the pcess of trying to pick a winner for the way the North Penn Water Authority tower will be repainted. There are four options out there and they all incorporate the brand," said Councilman Denton Burnell at last week's business meeting. Burnell also chairs the borough Communication Commission.
"Vote often," he said. "Take advantage of that. Let your wishes be known. We are advocating it to be our logo on the Lansdale side of the tower. It's exciting when it starts happening."
The water tower is getting a new paint job, inside and out, in April 2015. Colors include white, gray and blue.
The Lansdale water tank was constructed in the mid-1950s and has had more than 60 years of use, according to NPWA Executive Director Tony Bellitto.
NPWA is working with Christine Gunsaullus, director of technical services at civil engineering firm Mumford-Bjorkman Associates, in planning the design of the water tower before it goes out to public bid for painting.
The delay: Completion of the 3-million-gallon water tank under construction, at present, off Township Line Road in Franconia Township, near Cowpath Road.
Bellitto said at an April Lansdale Economic Development Committee/Communication Commission meeting that the 2-million-gallon Lansdale water tower is "the heart of the system." The tank cannot be painted while filled with water, he said.
Enter the new Franconia Township NPWA water tower, set to be completed in December 2014. NPWA would then drain the Lansdale tank and rely on the new Franconia tank to serve its Lansdale customers.
There will be no noticeable change in water pressure to NPWA customers when the Lansdale tank is taken offline.
Read more on the April meeting here.
Take the survey on the water tower here.