Fall River had elected to demolish their older, shorter standpipe and replace it with a new, much taller 750,000-gallon sphere, which Phoenix erected. The tank was built upon a spread footing on a very restrictive, sloping site which is surrounded by a large retaining wall, with the standpipe to remain in service until the completion of the new tank. Due to these constraints, extra care was needed to plan the tank erection. Phoenix crews altered conventional erection practices to fit this large structure into the available space. Phoenix painters worked within these constraints as well, developing a safe plan to get the tank properly coated. The roof was designed with accommodations for antenna support structures, and the tank contains a mixing system.
Fall River, MA
Tank Size & Style
132’-6” High Water Level
Tank surrounded by large retaining wall