Campus Facilities

George Mason University Gets Replacement Water Tank

George Mason University, located in Fairfax, Va., recently saw the installation of a new, 2.5-million-gallon water tank. The new tank stands 156 feet tall and provides water to the university campus and surrounding housing area.

The former tank was demolished in January 2019, and the new one was built and put into service on Oct. 22, 2020. During the interim, the campus and surrounding areas received water from a different part of the city’s water distribution system.

The tank is property of Fairfax Water, who was responsible for the demolition and construction both. It will be paid for “via water rates, fees, and charges,” said Fairfax Water spokesman Susan Miller. It was built in the same spot as the previous one, which was smaller, lower-capacity, and erected in 1978. The concrete base was finished in December 2019, and the steel storage bowl was moved into place in April 2020.

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