ANTIGO - The Antigo Water Department took work to new heights Wednesday. They sent engineers up their 155-foot water tower to perform inspections. More than 100,000 gallons of water were drained from the tower so the inspections could take place.
"It's required through the DNR," said Antigo City Administrator Mark Desotell. "A fully-drained inspection is done every ten years now on our towers and our clear well tanks. We actually had to drain off about 100,000 to 125,000 gallons into our storm water system. "
This is the first fully-drained inspection of it's kind that the water department has done. Tower climbers looked for paint, support, and water issues inside the tank. Antigo managers will need inspection for their industrial park water tower too, which is planned for next month.