Bids Invited for Water Tower Painting


Contractors have until Feb. 10 to bid on recoating a 500,000-gallon elevated water storage tank in Collinsville, IL—a contract estimated at $450,000.

Work on the 119-foot-tall Clay Street Water Tower will involve cleaning and coating interior and exterior surfaces; applying the town's logo to the tank exterior; and repairing or removing and replacing cathodic protection equipment.

The tower was erected in 1991. A mandatory pre-bid meeting was held Jan. 27.

Scope of Work

Wet interior surfaces of the tank will be abrasive blast-cleaned to a Near-White finish (SSPC-SP 10) and lined with a four-coat zinc-epoxy system.

Dry interior surfaces will be spot repaired; hand- or power-tool cleaned to SSPC-SP 2 or 3; and coated with a two-coat epoxy system from the tank belly to the roof opening. This includes spot-painting failed areas from the bell bottom to the tank belly.

Exterior surfaces will be cleaned to a Commercial finish (SSPC-SP 6) and coated with a zinc-rich urethane primer, an aliphatic acrylic polyurethane intermediate coat, and an advanced thermoset solution fluoropolymer finish.

The contractor will also be required to apply the Collinsville logo on the tank’s east and west sides, in about the same location as the existing logo. The lettering and logo will require one or two coats of the exterior finishing system.

Other Requirements

Full containment will be required for the tank’s exterior cleaning and repainting. The contractor will also be responsible for water tank disinfection and bacteriological testing.

Courtesy Hurst-Rosche Engineers Inc.

Dry interior surfaces will be spot repaired, cleaned and coated with a two-coat epoxy system. This includes spot-painting failed areas.

The contractor has the option to exercise an add-alternate for providing a 15-year warranty on the tank’s exterior finish when placing the bid.

The 24-year-old Horton Waterspheroid is currently coated with a clear urethane exterior coat and an epoxy interior coating.

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Tagged categories: Abrasive blasting; Bidding; Containment; Government contracts; North America; Paint application; Paint BidTracker; Program/Project Management; Spot repair; Water Tanks

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