Lead paint to be removed from Brandon water towerBRANDON (AP) — Crews in the fall will sandblast the water tower in the eastern South Dakota city of Brandon to remove lead paint.
BRANDON (AP) — Crews in the fall will sandblast the water tower in the eastern South Dakota city of Brandon to remove lead paint.
City Administrator Bryan Read tells the media that the water tower was built in 1971 and has seven coats of paint. He says the paint is flaking and it needs to be sandblasted down to the bare metal and repainted.
The project will cost about $250,000. Officials say residue from the sandblasting will be neutralized and disposed of according to state rules, and there is no reason for the public to be concerned.
The tank's inside also will be repainted. Read says the work is to start in October when peak summer water usage is past.