Charles County Commissioners Announce Completion of New Water Tower

WALDORF, MD * The Charles County Commissioners held ribbon-cutting ceremonies on November 14, 2005, to announce the completion of the new Waldorf Water Tower, located off McDaniel Road. The new water storage facility provides an additional two million gallons of water storage for both domestic and fire suppression for the Waldorf Water System and is connected to the same transmission main as the WSSC booster station.

"This new water tower will reduce the frequency of well pumping and relieve stress on the aquifers especially during peak demand periods," said the County Commissioners.

The composite tower, with a concrete pedestal and steel tank, was completed in late August and built by Landmark Structures, Inc. of Ft. Worth, Texas, at a cost of just over $3 million. The tower site was acquired as part of the Middletown Road Phase 1A project.

"This design makes it easier to operate and maintain than traditional all-steel towers,"said the County Commissioners.

The tower also provides two levels of additional storage for the Department of Utilities for materials, equipment, and vehicles, allowing the Utilities Department to respond more efficiently away from its headquarters at the Mattawoman Wastewater Treatment Facility.

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