The 5-million-gallon Bassett Reservoir was originally constructed in 1999. Since then, the storage reservoir has been exposed to various weather elements and climate conditions. Exposed epoxy coatings typically have a useful life of 20 to 25 years and the Bassett Reservoir has been in service for nearly 24 years. 

The Company contracted with Simpson Sandblasting and Special Coating, Inc. (“Simpson”) for the work and invested $317,800 in the project in 2022/2023.

While Simpson was working on the exterior coating, they identified some rust and corrosion on the beams of the roof to the reservoir, which could not be identified during the interior dive inspection. The Board of Directors then authorized staff to work with Civiltec Engineering in FY 2023/2024 to develop a feasibility study for repairing the corrosion with minimal impacts to regular operations.