The tanks, pond and plantings
The Levine Reservoir will be taken out of service and replaced withwater storage tanks. A portion of the reservoir will be preserved as a
pond, surrounded with trees and
other indigenous plantings.
About the tanks
Two pre-stressed concrete tanks
will be constructed on the site. Each
tank will hold 5 million gallons of
water or about half of the amount of
water currently held by the reservoir.
They’ll be installed as far away from Grand Street and at the lowest point
Preserving the historical district
Without water Paterson would not have been an industrial center, but the water that flowed through the raceways and powered the city’s industrial mills did not come from the Levine Reservoir. In fact, the Levine Reservoir was not even built until 1885, some 93 years after the industrial district was organized.
Levine Reservoir was never a part of the raceway system, yet it sits adjacent to the upper raceway which is part of the Great Falls National Historical Park. That’s why PVWC is taking extraordinary steps
You won’t see the tanks
Despite what some people say, the tanks will not be visible from the Great Falls park area. Of the 3,700 buildings within one-half mile of the reservoir, the tanks will be visible to just 12 houses. And, most of those houses are located one-half mile away, up on Boulder Road.
The simple fact is: the tanks can’t be seen from the surrounding area because the reservoir sits 180 feet above the Great Falls and is encircled by large trees. Moreover, the tanks will rise just 28 feet above the current ground level or