The water tower on Denton Blvd, next to the golf course, is getting a facelift and scheduled maintenance. This is part of the city of Fort Walton Beach’s 10-year maintenance program where the tank is cleaned (inside and out) to remove corrosion to make sure the drinking water stays clean and safe.
“These water towers are on a maintenance plan,” said Doud Rainer, City of Fort Walton Beach Public Information. “There are no issues with it and no one is going to lose water service because of the refurbishing.”
According to Rainer, the city has some state regulations that they have to be in compliance with.
As for the outside of the tank, it will get some love too. It will be repainted and feature a new Fort Walton Beach logo.
“Clean drinking is really an essential thing for anybody,” continued Rainer. “The city provides that for our residents and also for some people who live outside of the city, like some County residents in Cinco Bayou.”
The process to clean the tower is estimated to take roughly a week.