The blue elevated water tower at the University of Notre Dame will be stripped to bare metal and repainted this summer.
Constructed in 1952 as part of an addition to the Universitys power plant, the tower never has been stripped before, and it is estimated that there are as many as 10 layers of paint on the surface.
Once scaffolding is in place in early July, the stripping and painting process will begin, with completion expected in August. The tower will be painted beige to match the predominant color of the power plant.
The water tower stands 160 feet high and its tank can hold some 500,000 gallons of water. The height of the tower helps provide the pressure necessary to distribute water across the campus.