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North Aurora water tower to sport new look

Published: Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

NORTH AURORA – By spring, the village’s east side water tower likely will lose its big blue stripe, as officials make plans to repaint the tower.

Village trustees at Monday’s Committee of the Whole meeting chose a new design for the 500,000-gallon water tower. The new design will feature two thin blue stripes that will replace the red stripes that currently border the big blue stripe.

In addition, the new design will feature “Village of” in cursive letters.

“It gives it a cleaner look,” North Aurora water operations superintendent Paul Young said. “We can give it a new look without a lot of expense. The darker color tends to scuff and fade.”

The project, which will involve painting the water tower inside and out, is estimated to cost $240,000, Young said. The water tower hasn’t been painted in 18 to 19 years and is in need of a new paint job, he said.

The village plans to go out to bid on the project in January or February, Young said, and the project could begin in April or late May, depending on the weather.

The project is expected to take six weeks to complete, but residents should not see a drop in pressure while the water tower is out of service, Young said.

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