Work began Monday to clean and repaint the Owensboro Municipal Utilities water tower located just off Frederica Street.
A two-man crew could be seen atop the storage tank Monday afternoon. The Frederica tank has a 1,000,000 gallon capacity according to OMU’s site.
According to OMU’s Fiscal Year 2023 budget, the painting project will cost roughly $600,000.
For more than 100 years, OMU has provided water to the citizens of Owensboro. In all, more than 100,000 residents and businesses in the Owensboro and the surrounding area receive water treated by OMU.