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LCDA members tour water tower
water tower
Liberty County Development Authority Staff and Board members, from left, Rena Middleton, Carmen Cole, Donald Lovette, Melissa Carter Ray, Willa Lewis, Luke Moses and Ron Tolley look at footers being built for the legs of a new water tower in Tradeport East Business Center.

Members of the Liberty County Development Authority recently toured the site of a water tower under construction in Tradeport East Business Center.

“We’ve authorized this work to make the county’s premiere industrial park even more attractive to additional industry,” Board Member Donald Lovette said.

Lovett is also Chairman of the Liberty County Board of Commissioners.

The 500,000-gallon tower will stand 150 feet high. It is being erected by Caldwell Tanks, and financed with a $3,000,000 loan from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority. Caldwell, based in Louisville, KY, was awarded the contract in bidding earlier this year. The work is expected to be completed in October.

Ron Tolley, CEO of LCDA, said the tower will be the second tank in the authority’s water system in the park. The first is ground level, holds 200,000 gallons, and was designed to serve Phase 1 of the park. The second tank is needed, Tolley said, to serve additional customers as interest in Tradeport East continues to grow. 

The tower is in the southern part of the park, near Dorchester Civic Center and the new 1,400,000 square foot facility currently being constructed by Evans General Contractors for Safavieh Group LLC.

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