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Palmer Lake underground water tank to double town’s water capacity

Posted: 4:47 PM, May 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-19 18:47:09-04

Palmer Lake is breaking ground with a new underground water tank.

The tank will be able to hold 250,000 gallons of treated water, doubling the town’s water capacity. 

"We’ll have 500,000 gallons of water to fight a fire with to drink, to do whatever and if whatever and if we ever had a problem with this tank that’s also subterranean, than we’d have another tank to back us up," said Palmer Lake Mayor John Cressman. 

The tank will cost an estimated $1.3 million, and will be paid for through a low interest loan from the Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority.