Construction to begin on new water tower in Kill Devil Hills

By on January 22, 2019

The 50-year-old water tower will soon be replaced. (Kari Pugh)

Work will soon begin on replacing Kill Devil Hills’ landmark water tower.

The elevated 250,000-gallon tank behind the town fire department on U.S. 158 will be replaced with a 400,000-gallon upgrade.

Antennas around the top of the old tank will be moved to a new 180-foot-tall monopole, according to the plans.

Once a new storm drainage system, new pipes, the monopole and the new tank are up and running, the old tank will be torn down.

The work, by Landmark Structures, wil cost $2,855,000 and is expected to be complete Feb. 1, 2020.

The current, 50-year-old tower, can be seen for miles.

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  • OBX Island

    The unanswered question is, will the new replacement tank be an elevated tank or sit on the ground? The story leads us to think the new tank is going to be on the ground. Certainly a change in the landscape view of downtown KDH.

    Tuesday, Jan 22 @ 1:15 pm
  • Part Time OBX'er

    Would it matter if it was in the air or on the ground? Sounds to me its a much need improvement all the way around and all other towns should follow suit!

    Tuesday, Jan 22 @ 2:38 pm
  • Jason C

    It’s elevated, it says so right in the story. The elevation of the tank is what pressurizes the water system

    Tuesday, Jan 22 @ 4:13 pm
  • KDH Girl

    It will be a tower similar to the new Nags Head water tower at 8thst.

    Tuesday, Jan 22 @ 9:17 pm