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Expanding Caldwell County's rural infrastructure

Dec 13, 2023 09:23AM ● By WNC Business

COLLETTSVILLE - On December 8, the Caldwell County Board of Commissioners broke ground for a water tank that will be located on Rocky Road in the Collettsville community. 

“It has taken years of work and a lot of patience for us to reach this day. We started planning in 2017,  and through a lot of starts, stops, as well as a pandemic, we’re finally here, breaking ground on a new  water tank in Collettsville,” said Caldwell County Board of Commissioners Chairman Randy Church.  

The 200,000-gallon tank will provide water to more than 500 current customers and could serve an additional 1,000 customers. The tank will also improve water quality and increase water pressure for fighting fires.  

Steel for the tank is now in fabrication, and site works began on December 11. 

The $4.3 million project is funded in part by the American Rescue Plan Act and is expected to be  completed by Spring 2025. 

Source: Caldwell County Government

Pictured (left to right) are: Stephen Brown, PE, Senior Consultant with HDR; Tony Helton, Caldwell County Chief Financial Officer; Barry Calloway, Caldwell County Public Works Supervisor;  Heather Cox, Caldwell County Deputy Director for Public Works; Robbie Wilkie, Caldwell County  Commissioner, Michael Padilla, Project Manager with Phoenix Fabricator & Erectors; Donnie Potter,  Caldwell County Commissioner; and Randy Church, Chairman of the Caldwell County Board of  Commissioners.