Press ReleasesFeb 2024

1M Gallon Water Tower Replacing Iconic 150K Gallon Tower

201 East Walnut, Decatur, Texas 76234

Press Release

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Demolition of Iconic Silver Water Tower on Thompson Street Commences March 4th

Decatur, Texas — The City of Decatur is announcing the commencement of the demolition of the aged

150,000- gallon silver water tower located on Thompson Street. The demolition is scheduled to begin

on Monday, March 4th, 2024 and is expected to be completed within six (6) weeks.

The iconic water tower, dating back to the 1960s, has been a landmark in our community for decades.

Originally purchased and used to meet the needs of development at the time, it has faithfully

served its purpose. However, as part of our ongoing infrastructure improvements, it is now

necessary to remove the aging structure.

In its place, the city has erected a state-of-the-art, brand new 1,000,000-gallon Elevated Storage

Tank, located conveniently across the street. This modern tank will ensure the continued

reliability and efficiency of our water supply system for years to come. The new tower also boasts

public safety training props along with a safe home f some of the city’s most critical

communication infrastructure.

During the demolition process, residents and businesses in the vicinity of Thompson Street may

experience temporary closures of streets to ensure the safety of the demolition personnel. There

will be no disruption in water utility as this tower is already decommissioned. We kindly ask for

your patience and cooperation during this period.

Mayor Mike McQuiston expressed gratitude for the service of the old water tower and excitement for

the future improvements, stating, "While we bid farewell to a piece of our city's history, we also

welcome the progress and enhanced infrastructure that the new Elevated Storage Tank represents.

This is a significant step forward for our community."

The city administration encourages residents with any questions or concerns regarding the

demolition process to contact the Public Works Department at 940-393-0260.

We thank the community for their understanding and cooperation as we work to enhance the

infrastructure with the City of Decatur.

Contact Information for Press Inquiries: Nate Mara, City Manager | 940-393-0200

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