GUN BARREL CITY–Hopefully you have noticed the new water tower along State Hwy 334, about a mile east of State Hwy 198. The East Cedar Creek Fresh Water Supply District (ECCFWSD) and Gun Barrel City (GBC) officially celebrated the District’s second water tower for the utility’s Northside water system with a ribbon cutting ceremony October, 2018.
Gun Barrel City proudly paid for the city’s logo to be applied to the bowl of the new water tower. GBC Council Member Ron Wyrick says the city is very pleased to see its logo high above for all to see. Wyrick said, “We shared the cost of the logo with the ECCFWSD, with the city paying $5,722.50. That is cheaper than a long-term billboard. We are pleased that the city and water district worked together to promote our fine community and our excellent water system.”
ECCFWSD General Manager Bill Goheen said, “The district has now completed a key component to our long-term goal to meet growth on our northside water system for years to come. The first phase was upsizing miles of water mains at a cost of $2.9 million, and now the elevated water tower completes phase two at a cost of $1.1 million. Both projects were financed through 30-year bonds.”
The new 300,000-gallon elevated water tower is expected to be operational by mid October. ECCFWSD’s first elevated water tower, located on Legendary Lane, has the capacity of 500,000-gallons. With the addition of the new water tower on the eastside of Gun Barrel City, customers will find their water pressure to be more stable throughout our entire service area.
Goheen added, “This planned growth and partnership between our dedicated governing bodies and our qualified, hard-working staff, assures success for the water district in continuing to provide the best service for our citizens.”
GBC Mayor David Skains said, “East Cedar Creek Fresh Water Supply District has served our city for all its 50 years and this is the second water tower, readying the district to serve for years to come.”