The Eureka water tank in Bethel is nearly completed. The tank is scheduled to be ready to be filled for pressure testing by mid-July, and is expected to deliver water to Bethel in the fall.
It is located on Long Ridge Road in Danbury on property the town of Bethel has owned since the 1800s.
First Selectman Matt Knickerbocker says the tank is going up fast, even ahead of schedule. Knickerbocker says this 750,000 gallon tank has been badly needed for decades. It will provide better water pressure and volume needed for fire suppression. It will also allow for further expansion of Clarke Business Park.
The final dome panel has been placed. About 20 curved panels comprise the side walls of the tank. They will be closed together with concrete and steel reinforcement. A steel cable wraps around the outside of the structure and more concrete is placed over that.
(Photo: Matt Knickerbocker, Twitter)