The Van Buren Lovers Lane Water Storage Improvements Project was an upgrade and rehabilitation project of the elevated water storage tank damaged by a tornado in April of 1996. Hawkins-Weir provided a preliminary engineering study that included hydraulic modeling, preliminary sizing and projected costs. Also included in the project was the design of a new elevated water storage reservoir and associated improvements. This project increased the elevated storage volume from 50,000 to 150,000 gallons, and the overall height of the tank for improved system pressure. The existing 50,000 gallon elevated water storage tank was demolished as a part of this project. The improvements onsite also included the extension of approximately 450 linear feet of 8-inch gravity sewer. Hawkins-Weir also provided the construction management and inspection services during construction.