Iowa American Water Invests over $500,000 in Storage Tank Maintenance to Safeguard System Reliability

Work begins this week on two water storage tanks in Clinton

Davenport, Iowa. (April 19, 2023) – Maintenance work on Iowa American Water’s elevated Galbraith water storage tank and standpipe in Clinton begins this week with interior and exterior painting of the structures to begin soon. The tanks, with a combined storage capacity of one million gallons, are located near the intersection of 12th Avenue North and North 14th Street South.

Tank maintenance crews will complete external maintenance work prior to re-painting the tank’s exterior and interior surfaces. The over $500,000 project is expected to be complete by the end of May.

“This work is necessary to extend the service life of our elevated storage tanks,” said Brad Nielsen, Vice President of Operations. “Water tanks serve a vital role in our water distribution systems by enabling consistent water pressure in customers’ homes and businesses, providing adequate water supply during high demand periods, and for fire protection.”

Customers neighboring the tank site should not notice any change in their water service during the project, except for occasional water pressure variations that may occur because of the tank being out of service. Storage in other tanks in the Clinton service area will be held at higher levels and pumping stations will operate at higher rates. The quality of the water flowing to customers’ homes will not be impacted and will continue to meet all federal and state water quality regulations. In addition, whenever the painting contractor is sandblasting off the old paint and applying the new coats, the entire tank will be shrouded to better protect nearby homes and businesses from airborne dust and paint.

The contractor for the work is L & T Painting Company, Inc. of Shelby Township, Michigan. Weather permitting; work on the project will occur seven days a week from 7 a.m. until dusk. This aggressive work schedule is necessary to complete the project quickly and allow the tank to be put back into service in a timely manner.

Iowa American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water services to approximately 213,000 people. For more information, visit and follow Iowa American Water on Twitter and Facebook.

About American Water

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs approximately 6,500 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to an estimated 14 million people in 24 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable, and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit and Follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.