The Village of Matteson was faced with a dilemma; whether to tear down an existing elevated tank and build a new one, or to raise the overflow level of the existing tank.
After a thorough analysis was completed, it was determined the tank could be raised to the needed elevation. The Village saved over $800,000 by raising the elevated tank as opposed to demolishing the tank and building a new tower in a nearby location. The tank’s high water level was raised 19’ by adding a stem section below the existing sphere in November of 2013; painting will be completed by summer.
The tank is located adjacent to the Woodgate Elementary school, where an opportunity to give back the community presented itself.
The Village of Matteson and Robinson Engineering spearheaded the community effort by collaborating with Principal, Dr. Nina King to discuss how the students could become part of the initiative. Our goal was to further educate them on the importance of Municipal Government, Public Works, Engineering, Contracting and have some fun along the way. Through this project, The Village of Matteson, Woodgate Elementary and Robinson are all very proud of the outcome and achievement of this holistic effort.