Humble hoists new $2.4 Humble water tower on Wilson Road
The city of Humble’s new $2.4 million water tower reached a significant construction milestone on Jan. 11.
The Public Works department raised the tower on Friday morning.
The new tower will hold 1 million gallons of water and allow the city to keep up with the demands of a growing population when it is operational this spring, Assistant Public Works Director Mark Arnold said. It is located at the intersection of Wilson Road and Country Village Boulevard.
“What they do on the construction phase of this tower (is) they build a base, they get everything set up, they build about 85 percent of the tank around the base on the ground, then they hydraulically lift that tank up, and once they lift it all the way to the top they pin it,” Arnold said.
Once the tower has been lifted the public works department has to add the roof to the tower. Finally the city will complete interior work and other punchlist items to get the tower up to Texas Commission on Environmental Quality code sometime in the spring, according to public works officials.
It was originally slated to be completed in January. However rain caused construction delays, Arnold said.
Construction of the new 1 million gallon water tower began early in 2018 as a requirement from the TCEQ to meet the city’s growing population.
As of September 2018, Humble’s population was at 15,616 residents, according to city officials.
Arnold said additional contract days will be needed to finish the water tower.
The city had a contract with Landmark Structures from Fort Worth to complete the tower in 420 calendar days. The contract was supposed to end Jan. 20. There will be no cost to add more days.
“It’s not going to cost us anything because, we’ve got a signed contract, all it does is just move the completion date back some,” Arnold said.
The water tower features the Humble Wildcats logo and is inscribed to say “City of Humble Home of the Wildcats.”