McCrum Park water tower removal to begin shortly

Weather permitting, the removal of the decommissioned water tower at McCrum Park in Prairie Village could begin as early as this week, Prairie Village Public Works Director Bruce McNabb has told the Prairie Village Parks and Recreation Committee.

WaterOne, Johnson County’s water utility, has sold the tank to a company that will reuse it as a holding tank for construction projects. Crews will begin disassembling the tank and lowering it to the ground in pieces. In preparation for the work, the park has been blocked off with construction fencing.

WaterOne announced nearly a year ago that the tower, originally installed around 1950, would be removed. Crews removed the tree surrounding the tower’s fencing last fall.