CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Ozark demolishes second water tower


OZARK, Mo. — Another water tower has met its demise in Ozark.

The Ozark Walmart Water Tower was demolished Tuesday around noon.

According to a press release from the City of Ozark, the tower was constructed at a lower elevation than is “currently required to service Ozark’s southern water pressure plane.”

“Additionally, the cost of ongoing maintenance and repairs for the existing steel, 300,000-gallon water tower have increased exponentially,” the release said.

Due to the needed repairs and “insufficient storage and inadequate height” of the tower, it had to be taken down.

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The City of Ozark constructed a new water tower in 2018 on 17th Street just north of Walgreens.

According to the release, this new tower “was positioned at a more suitable elevation and provides enhanced fire protection, increased water pressure and additional capacity to accommodate our growing community.”

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