IRELAND — A new, 400,000-gallon water tower is going up on Division Road near 450 West.
Ireland Utilities began construction on the tower in the spring. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management informed the utility a few years ago that a new tank would be necessary to meet the growing needs of the area as land is developed into subdivisions.
According to state mandates, Ireland’s water utility must have enough water stored for two days of service in case of emergency.
The new water tower will bring the storage capacity up to 475,000 gallons versus the 75,000 gallons the current water tower in Ireland holds on its own. Two days of service require 500,000 gallons.