Installation of Security Fence Around Chancellorsville Water Tower
Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park proposes to install a security fence around the Chancellorsville Battlefield Water Tower.
The 25,000 gallon Chancellorsville Battlefield Water Tower was constructed ca1961 to serve three park residences and the Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center, all of which began construction at that time. The water tower continues to serve those buildings. These structures were all part of the Mission-66 development and upgrade of park facilities.
New security mandates for public water and water treatment facilities require the park to have redundant security measures in place at the Chancellorsville Battlefield Water Tower. Currently, there is only a lock on the door of the small water treatment building (ca1990) at the base of the tower. The park is proposing to add a second measure of security by installing a chain-link fence around the tower and the treatment building.
To meet the security mandates, the proposed installation will involve a chain-link fence that will be 6 feet in height. The fence will cover an area 75 feet by 110 feet (370 linear feet).
Eric J. Mink
Historian and Cultural Resources Manager
Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania NMP
120 Chatham Lane
Fredericksburg, VA 22405