City officials in Le Mars may have to change their plans for a planned 140-foot-tall water tower after the Federal Aviation Administration ruled the structure would obstruct flights to the city's airport.
The city must redesign its plans for a 1 million gallon water tower after the FAA's ruling that any tower higher than 86 feet would be a hazard.
The city has bought 2.34 acres of land for the tower and booster station in southwest Le Mars.
City Administrator Scott Langel says officials believe that's the best spot for a tower:
Langel says something will need to change if the FAA sticks by its decision.
Langel says McClure Engineering, of Fort Dodge, already is reviewing the location and design of the tower.