Work on the Ortley Beach water tower had some locals worried that the familiar jumping dolphin design would go away after it was painted.
Patch reported last month that the dolphins would return, but a gap in between the initial painting of the tower and the work to re-create the tower's art had some worried that the tower's owner, NJ American Water, rethought their earlier decision.
In reality, a different contractor was used for the artwork on the tower.
Work began on the dolphins and the "Ortley Beach" wording last week and is still ongoing.
The 500,000 gallon water tank, before its most recent repainting, was last painted in 1992 while the interior steel structure of the tank was rehabilitated and the inner walls repainted in 2013.
While the work proceeds, customers’ water service is not expected to be interrupted, NJ American Water told Patch.