The Town of Kindersley is considering their options for the historic Water Tower that has stood tall since 1912.
A request for proposal was made by the town at the end of March and states they are looking for proposals from contractors for the deconstruction of the 1912 Water Tower. The request further outlines, the 107 foot high steel structure, which once had the capacity to hold 100,000 gallons, is no longer in use and the Town is interested in the removal and disposal of the Tower.
After the Town posted the request on Facebook, 28 people commented, most, expressing they would like to see the Water Tower stay, as it is is historic landmark for the community.
Kim Vogel, director of transportation and environment with the Town of Kindersley, stated that, at this time, they are getting all the information needed, including the cost of deconstruction, before any decisions are made.
“The RFP (request for proposal), is open until April 15, after that, it will be discussed at the next Town Council meeting with public hearings and an adjudication process will take place,” said Vogel.
She also shared that they have not made any decisions on whether they will move forward with the deconstruction.
The Water Tower had it’s last structural assessment in 1998, therefore if it does stay standing, another assessment is needed with feedback as to what would need to be done in order to ensure the safety of the tower and the surrounding residents.
If on the other hand, Town Council members decide to deconstruct the structure, Vogel said further decisions would still need to be made.
“If we take it down, we don’t have any other plans for that space besides a green space or park space because of the infrastructure in place, there are a lot of lines underground the tower and we would just leave it as open space,” said Vogel.
Additionally, how the deconstruction happens will also determine if there would be any historic pieces of interest left. Vogel shared that the museum has shown interest but stated that would depend on what would be left, or usable, to put on display.