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Nampa’s water tower to be torn down, replaced

It’s not as famous as Meridian’s onion-shaped tower, but Nampa’s water tower stood guard next to I-84 for decades.

Soon, the white and blue tower will come down – but a new structure will rise up in its place.

The City of Nampa said the cheapest option is to replace the current tower and its 500,000 gallon capacity. The tower is nearing the end of its useful life, according to the city. Options included working to repair the tower, or abandoning it in place.

“A design team worked through a variety of criteria including cost, visibility, appearance and sustainability of materials before submitting for council review.” the city wrote on Facebook. The city council approved the new look Monday.

As for Meridian’s yellow tower — it might be hard to convince folks in that city to make any changes.

The City of Nampa is seeking feedback from the community on what to do with the aging elevated water tower. City leaders…

Posted by City of Nampa, Idaho – Municipal Government on Friday, 22 June 2018
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Don has been covering news in Boise for 20 years. He is a National Edward R. Murrow Award winner and a Stanford University John S. Knight Fellow.

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