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A temporary containment structure has gone up around the downtown water tower in New Rcihmond, allowing for sandblasting and painting to occur.

New Richmond water tower gets blasted

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The containment curtains are up and the New Richmond downtown water tower is being sand blasted in preparation for a new paint job.

The tower, located next to the fire hall, is in the middle of a complete rehabilitation project.


Crew members with Jetco Limited have been busy at work on the top of the tower for the past several weeks.

The curtain installed around the tower allows the sandblasting and painting to occur without disturbing nearby homes and businesses.

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