On August 6, 2019, Avon Lake Board of Municipal Utilities’ members John Dzwonczyk (Chairman) and Dana Schnabel, along with Avon Lake Regional Water staff members watched as our new three million gallon water tower illuminated the night sky for the first time.
In December 2017, the water tower became operational, one month ahead of schedule. The new water tower is part of Avon Lake Regional Water’s $50 million capital improvement plan to provide its customers in Avon Lake and its bulk customers a more reliable water system for emergency situations and to ensure our customers do not experience a disruption in water service. Financing for the $8 million water tower came from the Ohio EPA’s State Revolving Loan Fund. Avon Lake Regional Water was able to secure a loan with a 0% interest rate for the project.
In July 2019, Avon Lake Regional Water staff installed lighting for the water tower to raise awareness of the importance and value of water in our lives.
“The employee-designed and installed water tower lighting at our new 3 million gallon reserve tank on Walker Road in Avon Lake spotlights Avon Lake Regional Water’s commitment to prudent investment in key elements of infrastructure that improve reliability of water supply, even during transient threats to intake quality or quantity. Our multi-year plan to raise overall organizational quality has had the good fortune of coinciding with excellent financing rates—often as low as 0%–and will be a bright spot in our history, like the tower will be a bright spot in the Avon Lake skyline, for many years to come,” said John Dzwonczyk, chairman of the Avon Lake Board of Municipal Utilities.
Click here to watch the lights go on.