The Smithfield Water Tank
UPDATE AS OF APRIL 21, 2020
Construction of the JCWSD’s new water tower in Smithfield Township continues. To date, the demolition of the old existing water tower has been completed, the installation of a new water line to the new tank off of State Route 151 has been completed, the foundation for the new tower has been installed, and the contractor currently is working on the assembly of the fluted column and water tower bowl on site. Assembly of the tower components is focused on the welding of various column and bowl components together before erecting the pieces on site. The successful bid price for this work as submitted by Maguire Iron was $1,608,000.00. Work is proceeding on schedule with final tank painting scheduled for September and October. The tank is expected to be put on line in November of this year.
The Smithfield Water Tank serves the Village of Smithfield, Piney Fork, and Dillonvale Ridge. Engineering design work for the tank was completed in 2017, with OEPA issuing a Permit to Install (PTI) for the new tank.
At present, the project is ready to be advertised for bids pending final completion of the CDBG grant process. The County is applying for CDBG funds to reduce the amount of debt it will incur to build the new water tank. The tank is being located on property procured by the County adjacent to the County’s public works storage facility on Route 152. The tank to be constructed is a 200,000 gallon spheroid water storage tank that has been sized to meet the demands of not only current customers but also future service area expansions. The estimated cost of construction is $1.54 million dollars. It is expected that the tank will be advertised for bids sometime in late spring or early summer of 2018 after the CDBG grant process is finalized.