East Chicago, IN
Located close to downtown Chicago, East Chicago, Indiana is vital to Northwest Indiana because of its access to Lake Michigan. Recognizing East Chicago’s importance to the region’s economic development, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers determined that the City of East Chicago needed additional water storage. The Corps hired consulting engineers, American Structurepoint, Inc., for this water storage project. After considering available alternatives, American Structurepoint specified an AWWA D110 Type III 4.0 MG wire-wound prestressed concrete tank because of its structural integrity, long-term durability, and low cost of ownership. Preload, which has designed and constructed prestressed concrete tanks since the 1930’s, was selected as the preferred tank builder. Built in 2010, this 4.0 MG Preload tank has an inside diameter of 131’ and a side water depth of 40’.