Tree clearing to begin at new water tank site


DOVER — Crews preparing to build a new elevated water tank will begin clearing trees and brush on the site adjacent to Webb Place on Monday, March 20. The work includes the installation of new water mains along Smith Well Road to Glenwood Avenue later this spring.

This initial work is to prepare the site for the construction of the elevated water storage tank, which will continue through late 2023. The new water tank will provide one million gallons of water storage and a second tank in the central pressure zone of Dover’s water distribution system. A second water tank offers the opportunity to rehabilitate the Garrison Hill Water Storage Tank built in the 1960’s. The rehabilitation work will take place at a later date and is not part of this project.

This work requires new water lines from the tank along Smith Well Road to the intersection with Glenwood Avenue. The works on Smith Well Road include the replacement of all public utilities and the rebuilding of the roadway. Project officials and Dover Community Services Department staff will be in contact with affected residents to coordinate utility and road works, which will begin in April.

Construction will begin this spring and will continue through December 2023. While construction of the tank is underway access to the gravel path from Webb Place to Smith Well Road will be restricted. Access to Smith Well Road will also be restricted during the construction of the utility lines and road from around April to June.

The $6 million project is funded by the city’s capital improvement plan, which was approved by the city council in April 2022. The project engineer is Underwood Engineers of Portsmouth.

For more information, visit or call Community Services at 603-516-6450.