Near century old water tower needs safety improvements
October 1, 2020
Climbing their town’s water tower and adding graffiti to the tank was once a right-of-passage for many of this area’s young people. Communities have taken various steps to discourage the amateur climbers and we see their artwork less frequently.
This year the firm hired to climb the Superior water tower and perform a routine inspection has refused to provide the service until an OSHA mandated safety modifications were made to the tower that has been serving the community for approximately 95 years.
The ladder was previously modified in 1973 but those modifications did not include the...