The Eldorado City Council saw presentations Monday from two civil engineers as they again considered options for constructing a new water tower.
Tom Brown of Naismith Engineering informed the council that 75,000 gallon water tank on a pedestal will cost the city $1,512,206. He proposes to locate the new tower in the south part of town.
Brown’s estimate includes spending more than $50,000 to upgrade the city’s water well near the golf course. The price includes the cost of demolishing the old tower located behind City Hall.
Steve Dennis, representing Burgess and Niple in Midland, presented several water tower options. Dennis quoted $1,090,000 price for a 75,000 gallon tank on a pedestal. Dennis’ estimate included $372,000 for water line upgrades and he allowed an option for the council to save some money by having city crews do some, if not all, of that work.