- Alternative Evaluation Assistance
The City of Perham's south water tower was in need of recoating.
With the recent installation of a new elevated water storage tank
on the City's north side, there was more flexibility for the south
water tower improvements. The tank was originally constructed in
1977, and the most recent inspection called for an exterior recoat
along with an interior wet recoat. Apex assisted with review of
potential coating alternatives with the City of Perham. After
reviewing potential options, the City selected a unique design to
allow for the tank to act as a billboard along Trunk Highway
The interior wet phase required the tank to be removed from
service, and confined to alleviate the potential for adverse
effects on neighboring properties. Sandblasting was used to remove
the existing surface. The exterior of the tank was pressure washed
to remove existing chalking, dirt, mold and mildew. Following
surface preparations, the tank was overcoated utilizing a dryfall
system to allow for installation without primary containment.
The project was constructed in 2013. The yellow banner stands
out from the black basecoat, and the Perham Public Schools
Yellowjacket mascot is a tribute the neighboring Elementary and
Middle Schools. The tank was selected as a "Tank of the Year"
finalist by TNEMEC and was featured in their 2014 calendar.