MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (June 17, 2021) – The Commissioners of Public Works for the Town of Mount Pleasant announced plans to remove the elevated water storage tank located at the site of its Old Village water plant on King Street. A specialty water storage tank contractor, Iseler Demolition, will remove the 87-year-old tank between July 13 and 23, 2021. Mount Pleasant Waterworks (MPW) will share construction details as they are received.
MPW decommissioned the elevated tank in the 1990’s. Since then, the aging structure has served solely as a location for wireless provider antennas.
MPW Operations Manager Allan Clum said that the decision to remove the tank was not taken lightly. He stated that the tank is no longer structurally safe for MPW employees to maintain or the wireless carriers to access equipment.
A temporary communications tower will be built at the site to ensure cellular services are not interrupted. The tower will be in place for 120 days as the wireless providers work with the Town of Mount Pleasant to secure a permanent location.
“We encourage everyone who’s interested to swing by to say goodbye in the coming days,” said Clum.