Workers from Tucson-based Smyth Industries are dismantling a 500,000-gallon potable water tank sitting in a small canyon at the foot of the Santa Catalina Mountains in the La Reserve neighborhood near 1st Ave. and Oracle Road. The Oro Valley Water Utility determined the tank, built in 1983, was suffering from age and rust and needed replacement. The replacement tank will be fabricated by Smyth Industries in Tucson. Interior steel panels will have a food-grade solid epoxy coating that will inhibit rust. Once completed in Spring, 2021, it will be ready for use immediately. The $750,000 project is funded through a 2018 bond issue.
Photos: Oro Valley Water Utility to replace 500,000-gallon tank