Burns Lake’s original water tower was demolished on Nov. 15 as part of the water tower replacement project. The two new towers – each with a capacity of 1.5 million litres – were installed earlier this year. The purpose of having two towers instead of one is to have a larger holding capacity for operating, fighting fires and emergency storage. It will also allow the village to temporarily take one tower out of service for maintenance or cleaning inside the tank.
Watch a local resident’s time-lapse video below of the tower being demolished.