The original Mt. Zion water tower was taken down on Tuesday, August 30 by Iseler Demolition. Photo courtesy of Mt. Zion Police Department
By BLAKE FAITH
The Mt. Zion original water tower was torn down on Tuesday, August 30.
According to Village Administrator Julie Miller, the original tower stood since 1955. The tower has been empty for over a year and held over 100,000 gallons of water. The new tower, located on South Illinois 121, holds 1 million gallons, and provides more water pressure.
The Michigan Crew, Iseler Demolition was responsible for tearing down the tower. The cost was approximately $70,000.
The street was closed for a day and the plans for the open lot is to add parking for nearby township office buildings.