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Uncovered: Tower Glimmers on Manetto Hill

The cover is off Plainview's iconic elevated water tower. Soon our town's name will be emblazoned across the top of Manetto Hill.

The curtain has been lifting on the refurbished

This photo was shot Wednesday as the sun peaked out in the early afternoon. The elevated tower has been undergoing major renovations for months now as part of a implemented by the Plainview Water District. For several months, the tower has been The giant drop cloth prevented debris from raining down on residents.

Water District officials say a specialized painting firm will be hired to stencil the name "Plainview" across the face of the 1.25 million gallon tank, also known as Water Plant No. 2. When completed, it will look much like a freshened version of the familiar one that has stood at that site for more than half a century.

The district distributes its product through 130 miles of water mains to about 32,000 people.

TheGreek March 29, 2012 at 12:33 PM
Hey Joe, You know everything that is going on in Plainview... What are they building on the corner of Washington Aveenue and Executive Drive?
Joe Dowd (Editor) March 29, 2012 at 03:27 PM
Greek: How've you been? I don't know, but am looking into it. Can you tell me if the site is on the green belt trail, because then i have the answer for you and can write a story. I know the corner; I just can't tell from the map. Also; call me on a secure land line for an update.
Gary Talkofsky March 30, 2012 at 07:12 PM
I was going to ask that too, I see work going on there while driving to drop my daughter off at POB-JFK.
Simba March 30, 2012 at 08:13 PM
Since you brought it up, what are they doing on the trail, are they planning on making the trail bikers use wider.

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