Alabaster cancels plans to close pair of water tanks

Published 9:06 am Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Alabaster Water Board officials have canceled plans to temporarily shut down a pair of water towers in two city neighborhoods.

City crews had planned to take water tanks in the Park Forest and Navajo Hills neighborhoods out of service between Jan. 8-18 as they inspect and perform preventative maintenance on the two tanks.

Because shutting down the two water tanks likely would affect water pressure for customers in the newest section of Park Forest, the west side of Grandview and along Forest Parkway, the Water Board has decided to wait for warmer temperatures to complete the maintenance.

“We decided it’s just going to be too cold to do that,” said Alabaster Water Manager Pete Lucas, noting decreased water pressure could cause pipes to freeze in low temperatures.

“We are just going to wait until later to do it,” Lucas added.