Repainting water towers will cost $400,000

by Martha Quetsch
ELBURN—Two of the village’s three water towers will need to be repainted within the next two years, Elburn Public Works Superintendent John Nevenhoven said Monday.

Nevenhoven said the First Street water tower will need to be repainted in 2012, at an estimated cost of $250,000. The tower was built in 1972 and was last repainted in 1997.

The Prairie Valley North water tower will need repainting in 2011, at an estimated cost of $150,000, Nevenhoven said. The tower was built in 1996.

The water tower improvements were among potential capital improvement projects that Nevenhoven submitted to the Public Works Committee Monday. Village officials requested the list as part of their future budget planning process.

The village’s third water tower, built in 2004 in Blackberry Creek, will not require repainting until 2020, Nevenhoven said.

Nevenhoven recommended that the village begin setting aside money for the projects in a capital reserve fund.