Suffolk County Water Authority, Laurel Hill Road, Standpipe Tank Pilaster and Antenna Mount Installation

Posted on July 28, 2015

Client: Suffolk County Water Authority
Location: Oakdale, NY
Project Type: Standpipe Tank Pilaster and Antenna Mount Installation
Project Period: 2008 - 2009
D&B Project Manager: Christopher W. Francis
Project Cost: $400,000

Project Description

D&B provided engineering services for the installation and painting of (8) eight new steel pilasters & subsequent antenna mounts for the 1.3 million gallon Standpipe Water Storage Tank on Laurel Hill Road in East Northport, New York. The project included new antenna support systems for the future cellular carriers as well as two types of conduit attachment mounts for their coax cables. This work was done to provide usable surface on a standpipe tank for antenna systems. Pilasters are typically ornamental & provide no structural benefit to standpipe tanks. By installing pilasters on this tank, SCWA can bring in additional revenue from cell carriers to fund maintenance projects without impacting cost of water to their consumer’s.

An abrasive blast was performed in the area of pilaster installation on the exterior surface prior to welding. The interior was surface washed and inspected for blemishes prior to a touch-up application coat of an one hundred percent solids coating system. This was done in order to ensure compliance with the stringent requirements of the New York State Department of Health for VOC’s. A three coat system was applied to the exterior at the peripheral edge of the pilasters, on the pilasters & all antenna attachments.

D&B provided engineering services during construction including part-time inspection during welding, surface preparation and coating application as well as office engineering services.


‘Before’ photo of Laurel Hill Road Standpipe Tank


‘After’ photo of Laurel Hill Road Standpipe Tank

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