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Graphic design for new tank?

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POSTED November 4, 2013 11:57 p.m.

Manteca has two existing water tanks — one on Lathrop Road and another in front of the wastewater treatment plant on West Yosemite Avenue.

Neither has any graphic design or highly visible wording.

A third tank designed to hold 3.7 million gallons of water now going up on Atherton Drive north of Woodard Avenue may not be as nondescript.

The Manteca City Council is being asked when they meet tonight to consider what color they’d like to see the tank painted and if they desire graphics to be placed on it as well.

Staff noted since it will be visible from three significant routes — Highway 99, Atherton Drive and Moffat Boulevard — it could be considered a landmark. And as such, the council may want to place some type of graphic design on the tank that is 37 feet high and 150 feet in diameter.

Staff is also recommending the council consider placing some type of identification on top of the tank that will be visible from aerial photos and also visible on Google Maps. Ripon has a water tower that has a soccer ball design on the top that is visible both on Google Maps and planes passing over.

The coating of the tank in color is included in the current bid. If graphics are approved, they would be at an additional cost. They could be funded from the water fund and development fees.

The council meets at 7 p.m. at the Civic Center, 1001 W. Center St.

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