ECUA conducts comprehensive evaluations of its ground and elevated water tanks every five years on a rotating basis. We have begun the work associated with a full coating replacement of our East Tank, which is located on Interstate 110 near Cervantes St. This work includes the removal of the existing internal and external coatings and any corrosion through sandblasting, then re-application of the coatings.
The East Tank was last painted in early 2004. At that time, ECUA painted three logos on it. One was the old ECUA Shield logo. A second logo was for the “Blue Angels Classic”, a golf tournament that was only held in Pensacola one year then moved on to other locations. The third is a set of aviator wings with the phrase, “Cradle of Naval Aviation” written under them. (See pictures here and here).
The recommended painting scheme for the work that is ongoing now contains the new ECUA logo, which was adopted in late 2004, and is consistent with other tanks in the ECUA system (see image here). We’ve heard the community’s desire that we consider other options on the graphics and welcome your input and suggestions. It is important to keep in mind that whichever design is adopted be timeless, as it is going to be on the tank for 15 to 20 years. Our window to act without incurring additional costs is narrow so please send any comments, suggestions, or images by March 14, 2021, to us at email@example.com. This will give our staff time to summarize and prepare the presentation of ideas to our Citizens’ Advisory Committee at their meeting on March 16 at 3:00 p.m., which is open to the public.
We thank you in advance for your contribution(s) and engagement in this process!