Photo by Sam Wall
Contractors began taking down the Cambria water tank early Tuesday Morning. The tower had been out of use for a year.

A contractor removed the Cambria Water Tank, at the intersection of Cambria Street and Block Lane in Christiansburg early Tuesday morning.


While demolition was finished that afternoon, cleanup and site restoration work is expected to continue for three to five weeks. The Town will now undertake beautification efforts in the area.

Photo Courtesy of Town of Christiansburg
While demolition was finished Tuesday afternoon, cleanup and site restoration work is expected to continue for three to five weeks.

“The area will be landscaped, and we hope to add a gateway sign in the future that will let motorists know they’re entering the historic Cambria district,” town spokesperson Melissa Powell said in an email.

The tank was built around 1950 as the water tower for the Town of Cambria. In the mid 60s, the Town of Cambria was consolidated with the Town of Christiansburg, and the tank continued to serve the area.

It was later connected to Christiansburg’s water system. A study was conducted in 2015 that determined there was no longer a need for the tank, and during early 2016, the tank was disconnected from service.

The Town decided to remove the tank at this time since it is no longer needed.

Photo By Larry Middleton
The tower was cut into pieces and removed from the site that will soon feature a sign acknowledging the historic Cambria District.

— Staff reports



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