by Doug Hanson
The City of Gibbon had its water tower cleaned and inspected on September 19th by KLM Engineering of Woodbury. Part of the process was to give the City a complete written report on its condition.
On November 6th, the Gibbon City Council reviewed the report with the help of ISG engineer Michael Novitzki. The 80,000 gallon water tower was built in 1957.
While the City has been planning on a water tower project for a few years, the time has come for a decision on whether to repair or replace. Novitzki pointed out that the interior wet coating was in good to fair condition. There are pinhole corrosion at random locations and substantial sediment accumulation on the tank floor.
For the entire story, check out the November 15 issue of the Winthrop News.