Caldwell Tanks puts Western Kentucky U. tank on books

Situated high above Western Kentucky University's campus, the new tank -- courtesy of Caldwell Tanks -- boasts Western Kentucky's mascot, Big Red. The 2.5 million gallon water tank was jacked into place on Aug. 19 -- the day fall classes began for students...

Oct 2nd, 2004

BOWLING GREEN, KY, Sept. 20, 2004 -- Caldwell Tanks recently added "building college spirit" to its tank-building résumé. Situated high above Western Kentucky University's campus, the new tank boasts Western Kentucky's mascot, Big Red. The 2.5 million gallon water tank was jacked into place on Aug. 19 -- the day fall classes began for students.

The project required approximately 468 tons of steel plate and 1,088 cubic yards of concrete. The tank height from grade level to the high water elevation is 156 feet. Caldwell is projected to outperform the 400-day calendar contract schedule by two weeks and is within budget.

The tank is designed to improve domestic use and fire protection by adding water volume in reserve, maintaining water quality and providing additional flows to south and southwest Bowling Green. The tank was a joint venture with the University and the Bowling Green Municipal Utilities.

About Caldwell Tanks
Caldwell Tanks, based in Louisville, Ky., has been designing and constructing water storage tanks since 1887. Caldwell Tanks is the only contractor who regularly builds all styles of water storage tanks, including multi-column, pedesphere, fluted column, composite, and ground storage tanks. For more information, see www.caldwelltanks.com

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