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The Department of Public Works is giving the water tower off of Blackhawk Drive a fresh new coat of paint.
Earlier this week, crews were out power washing the water tower and will continue to prep it for the paint job over the next several weeks.
Public Works Director Roderick Ysaguirre said the work is essential to the upkeep of the water tower. He added the painting is being done to protect the steel and ensure that the water tower can continue to operate well into the future.
"Every 15 to 20 years, it's important for a municipality to maintain a water tower by power washing it and giving it a paint job," Ysaguirre said. "Also, the water tower is like a symbol representing a town - so we want to represent the Village of Park Forest in the best way by ensuring our water towers have a clean look."
Ysaguirre said crews will drain the water tower near Blackhawk and Indianwood during this project. However, he said there shouldn't be any impacts on residents' water service.
"While people in this area will hear typical construction noise or see the water from the power washing run off on the nearby sidewalks, the water and its quality will remain the same during this project."
Ysaguirre said that in addition to the new paint job, they are also adding the Village's logo to the water tower.