‘Climber Country’ water tower gets makeover


An employee of the Utility Service Co. of Atlanta, Georgia, is pictured painting the East Lawn Avenue water tower in Urbana on Tuesday. Back in May, Urbana City Council approved placing the tower in an asset protection plan in which the Utility Service Co. will provide long-term care and maintenance of the structure at a cost of $105,639 per year for the first five years. In contract years six through eight, the cost will drop to $40,766 per year, and in contract year nine and each third anniversary thereafter, the contract is subject to an adjustment of up to 5 percent per year. Water Superintendent Bob Munch said the city increased water rates awhile ago to pay for the project.

An employee of the Utility Service Co. of Atlanta, Georgia, is pictured painting the East Lawn Avenue water tower in Urbana on Tuesday. Back in May, Urbana City Council approved placing the tower in an asset protection plan in which the Utility Service Co. will provide long-term care and maintenance of the structure at a cost of $105,639 per year for the first five years. In contract years six through eight, the cost will drop to $40,766 per year, and in contract year nine and each third anniversary thereafter, the contract is subject to an adjustment of up to 5 percent per year. Water Superintendent Bob Munch said the city increased water rates awhile ago to pay for the project.


Justin Miller | Urbana Daily Citizen

An employee of the Utility Service Co. of Atlanta, Georgia, is pictured painting the East Lawn Avenue water tower in Urbana on Tuesday. Back in May, Urbana City Council approved placing the tower in an asset protection plan in which the Utility Service Co. will provide long-term care and maintenance of the structure at a cost of $105,639 per year for the first five years. In contract years six through eight, the cost will drop to $40,766 per year, and in contract year nine and each third anniversary thereafter, the contract is subject to an adjustment of up to 5 percent per year. Water Superintendent Bob Munch said the city increased water rates awhile ago to pay for the project.

An employee of the Utility Service Co. of Atlanta, Georgia, is pictured painting the East Lawn Avenue water tower in Urbana on Tuesday. Back in May, Urbana City Council approved placing the tower in an asset protection plan in which the Utility Service Co. will provide long-term care and maintenance of the structure at a cost of $105,639 per year for the first five years. In contract years six through eight, the cost will drop to $40,766 per year, and in contract year nine and each third anniversary thereafter, the contract is subject to an adjustment of up to 5 percent per year. Water Superintendent Bob Munch said the city increased water rates awhile ago to pay for the project.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2015/09/web1_DSC_2671.jpgAn employee of the Utility Service Co. of Atlanta, Georgia, is pictured painting the East Lawn Avenue water tower in Urbana on Tuesday. Back in May, Urbana City Council approved placing the tower in an asset protection plan in which the Utility Service Co. will provide long-term care and maintenance of the structure at a cost of $105,639 per year for the first five years. In contract years six through eight, the cost will drop to $40,766 per year, and in contract year nine and each third anniversary thereafter, the contract is subject to an adjustment of up to 5 percent per year. Water Superintendent Bob Munch said the city increased water rates awhile ago to pay for the project. Justin Miller | Urbana Daily Citizen