Highland Avenue Elevated Tank Painting Project

General Information

Tentative Start Date: 3/23/2020
Tentative Completion Date:  5/23/2020
Project Manager:  Mike Bandza with Utility Service Company
Contractor:  Larry Bear with Maxcor, Inc
Awarded Contract Amount:  $530,395.00
Funding Source(s):  Water & Sewer Capital Reserve Fund

Contact Information

Public Works Department
Phone: (630) 620-5740
Email: publicworks@villageoflombard.org

Project Managers:
Brian Jack, Utilities Superintendent
Luke Sharp, Water Treatment & Waste Water Pumping Supervisor
Email: jackb@villageoflombard.org or sharpl@villageoflombard.org
Phone: (630) 620-5740

After Hours: Lombard Police Department
(630) 873-4400


How does this benefit me? Many benefits arise from maintaining steel water tanks.  Maintenance costs are typically lower throughout the life cycle of the tank and by redoing the interior and exterior coatings every 12-15 years, this helps preserve the structural integrity of the tank.  Any corrosion or rusting on the interior is eliminated.  Exterior paint cracking, peeling and flaking caused from the ultraviolet rays and harsh winter conditions is refinished with new paint.  Ultimately, this renovation will ensure that the water supply continues to meet and exceed all regulations and the supply of good quality drinking water to your home or business is of the highest quality.  The elevated tank also supplies the fire department with the water they need when firefighting emergencies arise.

Will my road be closed?
No roads will be closed due to this project.

Will my water or sewer service be affected? No, residential water service will not be directly affected by this project.

Project Information

This Project Includes: The Highland Elevated Water Tank, located at 2020 South Highland Avenue, was last painted in 2004, with both the exterior and interior of the tank renovated under this project. The tank was originally built in 1967 and has been very well maintained throughout its years in service. The tank holds one million gallons (MG) of water and is the main source of water for both fire suppression and consumption on the south side of Lombard. Typically, steel water tanks are painted every 12-15 years in accordance with American Water Works Association (AWWA) standards and are budgeted for in the Capital Improvement Plan as a lump sum expenditure.

Project Limits: Highland Ave and 22nd Street

Traffic Impact: None


Periodic newsletters and notices are distributed to property owners within the project area to keep them apprised of current and upcoming construction related events. Newsletters will also be posted on this webpage.

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