A massive concrete pour for the foundation of the new Cornerstone Water Tank begins at approximately 5 a.m. on Saturday morning and wraps up 95 truckloads later at around 5 p.m. The public can view the action on the city’s new TankCam via a link on the city’s Utilities page at cityhs.net. The actual link is https://public.earthcam.net/cornerstonetankcam#/City%20of%20Hot%20Springs/3MG%20Composite%20Elevated%20Tank/View%201/timelapse .
TankCam provides still photos every 30 minutes at the construction site in Cornerstone Marketplace, behind Lowe’s Home Improvement. Pressing the Play button on the TankCam link creates a time-lapse composite video of all the photos taken since the camera was activated in mid-September.
Oversight for the $4.6 million water tank project is provided by Crist Engineers in partnership with the Hot Springs Utilities and Engineering departments. The Hot Springs Board of Directors approved the 2018 Water Bond Funds as the funding source. Foundation construction is provided by Ozark Mountain Construction of Conway, Arkansas, a subcontractor to Chicago Bridge & Iron, a tank designer and erector from Alpharetta, Georgia. The estimated completion date is January 2020.