Manchester water tower on its way down

If there is a big job to be done, then you might as well start at the top.

And that’s what crews with Wargo Enterprises Inc. will be doing as they dismantle and remove the aging 110-foot-high water tower on Merrick Avenue in the village of Manchester. The dome will be the first section popped off. And on Monday, crews will be pre-cutting sections of the tower, 10 feet at a time, according to Todd Vanderwalker, supervisor with the Akron, Erie County-based demolition company.

“It’s not complicated, but it just needs to be done by the books,” Vanderwalker said. Once the cutting is done, a crane will lift each section and place them on the ground until the tower is gone. Vanderwater estimated two days of pre-cutting work, with the crane arriving by Wednesday, although depending on how well cutting goes, that could be moved up by a day.

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