Roosevelt water tank repairs expected later this month


Comanche County

  • Workmen make preparations for scaling the “Bronco” water tower in Roosevelt and inspecting its dilapidated roof.

OKLAHOMA CITY – Construction and installation of a new roof for Roosevelt’s downtown “Bronco” water tower are expected to be performed later this month, Mayor Nolan McCall said Monday.

The Oklahoma Water Resources Board on Jan. 21 approved a $79,999 Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant to clean, sandblast and paint the 70-year-old water tower and to make improvements to its 70,000-gallon water storage tank.

However, when the tank was inspected with cameras it was discovered that rivets in the top of the aged tank were loose, McCall said. Consequently, the project was amended to repair the roof of the tank and the change-of-scope request was approved by the OWRB on May 19.

Competitive bids on the project were sought and the winner was Trumble Construction of Texarkana,