McAllen, TEXAS (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — McAllen Public Utility and the City of McAllen will host a dedication ceremony for the McColl - Ridge water tower, Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at 9 am.
The McColl- Ridge water tower, located at 2051 south McColl Road, is being dedicated to the Texas A&M Health Science Center, South Texas College and the University of Texas Pan American. The names of all three institutions of higher learning are included on the tower.
The McColl-Ridge water tower is a one million gallon capacity tower and the seventh tower in the City of McAllen. It is now one of four, one million gallon elevated water towers in the city.
“This water tower is a symbol of what makes any city grow. The tower itself represents a ready supply of water and the names of the colleges it bears promotes an educated community and workforce,” said Charles Amos, Chairman of the McAllen Public Utility Board.
Amos said the tower will help in the requirement from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on the number of gallons of elevated water per connection. The TCEQ requires 100 gallons of elevated storage for every connection. With the number of connections at 53,803, the required storage is 5,380,000 gallons. With this new tank the city’s total storage capacity is 6,750,000 gallons.
The tank was built at a cost of $1,692,368.00 by Landmark Structures