Rehabilitation of the Stafford Street Tank began in September 2021 and was completed in Spring 2022 by Amstar of WNY, Inc.
In 2017, the Town of Plymouth retained the consulting engineering firm, Haley Ward, Inc. to assess the condition of the Stafford Street Tank and to design upgrades for the rehabilitation of the structure. The analysis indicated that the existing coating on the tank interior and exterior has deteriorated, and the structure needed structural and safety repairs.
The existing 1.52-million-gallon tank provides drinking water, emergency storage, and fire protection to the Bradford Pressure Zone. Constructed in 1972, the cylindrical, welded steel water storage tank is 108 feet tall and 50 feet in diameter.
The Bradford Pressure Zone is the second smallest service area in the Plymouth water distribution system, providing drinking water and fire protection to approximately 520 properties. It is the sole water storage tank in the Bradford Pressure Zone and is a critical asset in providing fire protection and emergency storage to that pressure zone.
The tank rehabilitation project involved sandblasting and removal of the original paint, structural repairs, safety and security upgrades, the application of a new coating system, and the addition of a mixing system. In addition, the project included replacement of the existing 12-inch diameter water main that supplies the tank with a new 16-inch ductile iron water main. The rehabilitation efforts were intended to improve water quality and extend the useful life of the Stafford Street Tank.