Landmark Spalding water tower lit up to mark completion of renovation

Admiring the lit-up tower are members of the painting team, from left: Will Silverside, Phil and James Ingamells, Kirk Billing and Malcolm Williams.

Chatterton Water Tower in Spalding was lit up to mark the completion of its recent renovation by Anglian Water.

It took six months to completely repaint the 4,000m2 surface of the tower, using 10,000 litres of paint and 3,500m2 of wrapping to protect the surrounding buildings from paint droplets.

The tower is one of hundreds across the Anglian Water region... but few are local landmarks right in the centre of town.

The water tower keeps taps flowing by providing a steady, secure store of clean drinking water for 22,000 properties in Spalding and the surrounding rural area.

It can hold 3,400,000 litres of water which it pumps to nearby homes and businesses at a rate of 60 litres per second. It’s an essential part of the water supply network, providing both water storage and pressure for customers.

Anglian Water promised to carry out the work to renovate the landmark after discussions with South Holland District Council back in 2015, and the project is now completed.

Regan Harris from Anglian Water said: “We knew this project was important to the people of Spalding and we listened to what they had to say.

“We’re excited the project has now been completed and the tower has been restored to its former glory.

“To mark the occasion we lit the building up for the local community to see.”

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