LEESBURG — Residents of Leesburg moved one step closer to having improved water pressure and fire suppression capabilities Thursday as crews finished raising a new water tower at the city’s Public Works Department site.

The new water tower, which has a capacity of 200,000 gallons, is replacing an older 100,000-gallon capacity tank and is part of a series of water improvement moves the city of Leesburg has undertaken over the past two years.

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