Water Reservoir - Eagle Point, OR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69
N 42° 27.712 W 122° 47.201
10T E 517538 N 4701080
Quick Description: This large water tank is located along Riley Rd and across from Eagle Point National Cemetery.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 11/7/2014 8:29:01 PM
Waymark Code: WMMVBX
Views: 3

Long Description:
Located across the road from Eagle Point National Cemetery is a large water reservoir that stands out and can be seen from many distant locations. I was able find an article from the Upper Rogue Independent newspaper that describes the story behind this water reservoir and it reads:

The dome over the 4.6 million gallon reservoir on Riley Road was the major topic of discussion at the Eagle Point City Council meeting on May 25. City Public Works Director Robert Miller said a flat roof would have required considerable bracing due to potential snow load issues and would have been more expensive. The tank is 208 ft. in diameter. The peak of the dome is 44 ft. At a break between a 6 p.m. workshop and the regular meeting, council members looked at a sample of the aluminum roof. One side had been sandblasted and the other side was left in its original state.

Should any graffiti appear on the sandblasted aluminum, the only way to get rid of it would be to paint over it.

Public Works Director Robert Miller had been in a conference call the day before the meeting with a long list of people connected with the construction firm, the firm that constructed the panels, the firm that demonstrated the sandblasting and several others.

There are 663 panels for the dome, equaling 42,560 sq. ft. If the manufacturer had done the sandblasting at their shop they said it would cost $2 per sq. ft. or about $86,000. The local firm said it would cost $72,000 to sandblast but taking them out of their packaging, transporting them to the blasting location and returning them would cost a total of $103,000.

Robert Love, of Temcor, said the panels will naturally tarnish in two years, turning them to a natural gray. He said the city would be paying now for what will naturally occur in two years.

Councilor Alan Curriston said he has other things he would rather see the city spend money on. And others agreed with him, noting they would like to see some trees planted around the tank.

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