TIME LAPSE VIDEO: Johnson City leaders unveil city’s largest water tank ever at Tannery Knob

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TIME LAPSE VIDEO: Tannery Knob 5 million gallon water tank construction

A water tank project that will serve customers across four counties in the Tri-Cities is nearing completion. On Tuesday, Johnson City leaders hosted a ribbon cutting for a 5 million gallon water tank at Tannery Knob. 

Leaders told us the $4 million project is the city’s largest water tank. The city has a total of 16 water tanks, with Tannery Knob having an increased storage volume two million gallons.

“We got a system we can be very proud of. It’s very dependable and we’re not scrambling to fix things that are broken, generally,” said Johnson City mayor David Tomita.   

The water tanks will allow for uninterrupted service to customers — especially, we’re told in times of emergencies such as major fires or weather-related power outages. 

Crom Corporation began construction on the new water tank in January 2018. It’s made with pre-stressed concrete and the city says it meets all current industry and design standards. 

The third and final phase of the Tannery Knob Water Tank replacement project is underway. City crews are currently installing 2,200 feet of new water transmission along East Market Street and Chamber Drive. 

The city says crews are expected to complete their work by spring of 2019. 

The city says its previous 3 million gallon water tank at Tannery Knob was demolished in 2017 after city personnel determined the tank had reached the end of its useful service life. 

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