Greensburg to Repair Cracked, Leaking Water Storage Tanks

GREENSBURG, Ind. (AP): A southeastern Indiana city is moving ahead with repairs to two of its water storage tanks after state officials warned that cracks and leaks found in those tanks could lead to water contamination.

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management inspected Greensburg's two concrete water tanks in mid-July and found potential infiltration in the aging tanks.

The city's water board last week approved spending $36,500 to place a rubber membrane over the tanks, which store a combined 150,000 gallons of treated water for the city about 50 miles southeast of Indianapolis.

Greensburg water Superintendent Rick Denney tells the Greensburg Daily News ( ) the tanks were built in the 1950s and some of the concrete is cracking and breaking off. He hopes the tank repairs can be completed within two weeks.