On the way up
A 1.5 million gallon water tank is being lifted into position at the top of a pedestal Monday in northwest Minot. The tower, behind Marketplace Foods on North Hill, will serve a portion of Minot that has grown with the construction of new housing and a middle school. It has three times the capacity of the existing tower. Additional work to complete the roof and interior will be completed before the new tower goes into service in September. If the transition goes well, the older tower can be removed in November. Landmark Structures of Fort Worth, Texas, is general contractor for the construction, which is being overseen by Houston Engineering. The $3.36 million project is funded 60 percent by the North Dakota State Water Commission and 40 percent by the City of Minot.