DRAFFENVILLE - Residents who frequent US Hwy 68 at the Purchase Parkway may have noticed that the North Marshall Water District's water tower no longer stands in the air. Located adjacent to the old district office since the 1960s, the tank has been disassembled, sold and prepared for a move to it's new home in Columbus, Mississippi.
According to NMWD Manager, Bobby Gifford, "The cost of rehab for that tank and the fact that the elevation was not high enough after the Bethel and Moors tanks were built meant it basically sat there and did nothing. We had a engineer tell us the foundation was not safe so we removed it."
In the meantime, North Marshall Water customers continue to be served by three existing tanks and, according to a Water District staff member, should see no effect on their service.