Wrapping begins to come off water tower


The “slow reveal” of the refurbished Deep River water tower has begun.

The unveiling of the water tower started in earnest Tuesday as workers on the project began removing tarps surrounding the 21-storey scaffolding structure.

In a notice just before Christmas, the town said the work of removing the tarps and dismantling the scaffolding is expected to be complete by the end of January.

The water tower was officially brought back into service beginning December 5 after almost six months offline.

The project was awarded to Landmark Municipal Services ULC at a cost of $2.379 million.

With an additional $261,987 added for engineering, design, tender, project management and inspection, the total project cost came in at roughly $2.6 million, more than $1 million over the $1.5 million the town had budgeted for the work.

Mayor Sue D’Eon told council at the time that she researched what other municipalities in Ontario are paying for repair and refurbishment of their water towers and found the cost of Deep River’s project is “not out of line” with them…

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