The Arvada Ridge water tower, located just west of Kipling Parkway and W 56th Place, will be removed on November 9, 2011.
The tower slated for removal is not to be confused with the historical water tower set in the heart of Olde Town Arvada.
The Arvada Ridge water tower was recently purchased by the City of Arvada from the State of Colorado. The tower was used for approximately 42 years to service the Department of Human Services Buildings for their Arvada Ridge properties.
Earlier this spring, Arvada and the State of Colorado entered into an agreement that transferred the land ownership to Arvada and in return, rebuilt the water system that services the Department of Human Services buildings in the area. The property was formally deeded to Arvada in August and the reconstruction of the water system for the State’s buildings was completed in late October.
The new water system was designed to eliminate the need for the water tower. Two ground level tanks will remain on the property since they are an integral part of the municipal water system.
There have been leaks at the tower and there is an indication that the tower is deteriorating. Since the water tower is no longer needed, nor of historical value, the decision was made to remove the water tower before it became a safety hazard.
The removal of the tank is projected to be completed by the end of the day on November 9, 2011. For more information about the tank removal please contact the Utilities Department at 720-898-7760.