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Crews make progress on water tank near St. Mary's Park

ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) - The St. Mary's water reservoir project has been controversial among neighbors.  Construction on the nearly 3.5 million gallon tank is well underway.

The water tank going in along St. Mary's park will be nearly two times the size of any other water storage facility in Rochester.  The old water tower was taken down earlier this year.  The new water tower is set to be in use by November.  Crews are putting in the scaffolding to support the outside structure and the top of the dome.

"There's going to be arches to it, to the outside facade as well as plantings. Those will be the items that will be taken care of in the spring," said Tony Benson with Rochester Public Utilities.

Neighbors have taken issue with the size of the tank, however, officials say the size and location is necessary to support the growing city of Rochester.

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