Dubuque prepping for new water tower

Officials in Dubuque are beginning the process of building a new water tower to improve water pressure that has worsened due to residential growth.

The Telegraph Herald reports officials have started an environmental review for a proposed 1.2 million-gallon tower to replace a tower at Eagle Point Park. It would be higher and bigger than the current 500,000-gallon Eagle Point Park tower.

The city is seeking state funding to help pay for the project.

City Council member Kate Larson says residents of the area have been frustrated by poor water pressure. She says even a few new homes in the area makes the pressure even worse.

Officials hope the project will be completed in 2020.

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