The City of Caruthersville is working to preserve one of the city’s historic landmarks. Currently, with more than $20,000 raised, phase one of historic water tower’s renovation plan can begin. Officials say the water tower is the first thing people see when they enter the town. As people enter the town, officials say the old water tower’s history and its early 1900s structure. Officials say for many years s, it was the city’s main water source, but with the addition of a new tower, it deteriorated and the city closed it by the mid 1950s; and by then, Caruthersville had really grown in population. Now, a team of engineers are planning to renovate. Officials are hoping that when the tower is finished the water tower can bring more tourism to the city. Fundraising for the tower is finished, , but the city is still taking donations for the next phase. Officials say seed money and we need money for preservation after the restoration.