Krakow Water Ready to Begin Improvements

Washington, Missouri
April 16, 2012

The Krakow Water District (Public Water Supply District No. 1 of Franklin County) has recently awarded construction contracts for water system improvements. The improvements include a new, larger 400,000 gallon water tower to replace the old 50,000 gallon water tower located near the intersection of Highway A and Country Club Road. The District’s new tower will provide better, more stable water flows and pressures along with additional water for fire protection.

The new water tower will be built next to the old water tower. Martin General Contractors will be performing site work and system controls for $231, 992 while Phoenix Fabricators will be constructing the water tower for $859,500. Joe Feldmann, District President, said the “new water tower will be of a single pedestal design which will serve the District’s service area and customer base for decades to come.” Feldmann said the old water tower will be removed as part of the project and that new water lines and certain overhead electric lines will be placed underground as part of the water tower project so the site will be cleaner and less obtrusive. Plans also include the removal of the old water tower on Pottery Road that is no longer in use.

The District has also awarded Huey Construction work to drill a new deep well for $472,257. The work will provide the District and its customers with new redundant water source to serve the southern portions of Districts service area. The new well will be located next to the existing water storage tank of High Ridge Drive where it intersects with Highway BB. Feldmann said the new deep well is expected to be 10 inches in diameter, 1200 feet deep with a 60 horsepower motor to pump water into the water system and to the District’s two water towers on Highway A.

Work is beginning now on both projects. Feldman expects all water improvements to be complete and in service by year end. For additional information please contact the District at 636-239-2808.

PRESS: For questions concerning this press release or additional information, please contact Bob Hathcock at 636-239-2808 or Mike Dougherty at 314-220-7940. Thank you.