Ledgeview Facility Will Feature One of the Nation’s Tallest Standpipe Storage Tanks
DE PERE, Wis. – IEI General Contractors Inc. is midway through its portion of a two-part project that will provide additional water storage capacity in Ledgeview for the Central Brown County Water Authority.
The De Pere-based firm is the general building contractor for a portion of the project. IEI constructed a valve building in 2014 and performed initial site grading for large storage tanks that DN Tanks of Massachusetts will finish constructing in 2015.
The Central Brown County Water Authority supplies drinking water to the six member communities that comprise the Authority: De Pere, Allouez, Bellevue, Howard, Lawrence and Ledgeview. The site sits adjacent to Ledgeview’s own water storage facility.
The Authority has a partnership with the city of Manitowoc and Manitowoc Public Utilities to obtain water from Lake Michigan. When complete in October 2015, the additional storage will provide the Authority with about a day’s volume of water that will enable crews to perform maintenance and repairs along the main water line from Manitowoc.
The site will feature an 8 million gallon ground storage tank measuring 50 feet in height and 165 feet in diameter, along with a standpipe storage tank holding 3.75 million gallons that will provide the needed water pressure. At 80 feet in diameter and 100 feet tall, it will be one of the tallest such tanks in the U.S.
IEI General Contractors is a regional leader in construction project management, employing up to 50 workers from its De Pere, Wisconsin, headquarters. For more information on IEI General Contractors, go to https://ieigc.com/ or call 920-337-2111.