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Germantown To Replace Weaver Road Water Tower

The Weaver Road water tower in Germantown.
Chris Welter
The Weaver Road water tower in Germantown.

Germantown will soon have a new water tower on Weaver Road thanks to an Ohio Environmental Protection Agency loan. The city received $2.3 million in funding through the Ohio EPA’s Drinking Water Assistance Program. The city is going to construct a new water tower and a water telemetry system, which will help monitor water levels.

At last week’s city council meeting, Germantown City Manager Judy Gilleland said the community has been waiting for this for a long time.

“This project has been several years in the making and it’s great to see it come to fruition." She says, "thank you to our staff and consultants for their hard work.”

An Indiana company, Phoenix Fabricators And Erectors, won the construction bid. Germantown has historically had water pressure problems, but after the completion of the new tower, officials expect improvement.

Environmental reporter Chris Welter is a corps member with Report for America, a national service program that places journalists into local newsrooms.

Chris Welter is an Environmental Reporter at WYSO through Report for America. In 2017, he completed the radio training program at WYSO's Eichelberger Center for Community Voices. Prior to joining the team at WYSO, he did boots-on-the-ground conservation work and policy research on land-use issues in southwest Ohio as a Miller Fellow with the Tecumseh Land Trust.