Lake City working on new water tower

LAKE CITY, AR (KAIT) - The project of putting in a new water tower has been a work in progress for the town of Lake City.

The state requires that every city have a 24 hour capacity water tower. As of right now the city's water tower is not enough to keep up with the town's growth or state requirements.

"We have a 150-thousand gallon capacity and we need to be at 250," said Lake City Mayor, Jon Milligan.

Milligan said that engineers have been working on getting the project started for quite some time. In fact, the work they've done so far has been helpful for other areas of the city as well.

"They've been working on this for about a year. They've come down and done a study on all the water lines get us all new maps which is real efficient for the workers here in town when we have problems there," Milligan said.

A new water tower will benefit those who call Lake City home. Lowering ISO ratings and an increase in water pressure in parts of town are just a few to mention.

"The ISO part which is going to help them financially you know on their house insurance, we can get that lowered. We're upping the water pressure because I know there are parts in town where the water pressure is lower than others," Milligan said.

There are no definite decisions made on where the new water tower will stand but negotiations are still in the process.

"We are at the point now where I've talked to the land owner who has the property and hopefully that will go through," Milligan said.

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