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Old 07-08-09, 12:18 PM
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Water Tower, Amigo?

So, where are the water towers in or near your town?



Old Dunean Plant water tower in Greenville, South Carolina.
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Old 07-08-09, 12:24 PM
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peach water tower,

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There's one right behind my apartment complex. The towers in Redmond are reasonably camoflaged: They hide them among a bunch of evergreen trees, and paint trees on the side of the tower (giant tank, really. not a tower) so it blends in.
It was pointed out to us during our tour of the property. Without that I might never have noticed it there.
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Old water tower,

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Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
There's one right behind my apartment complex. The towers in Redmond are reasonably camoflaged: They hide them among a bunch of evergreen trees, and paint trees on the side of the tower (giant tank, really. not a tower) so it blends in.
It was pointed out to us during our tour of the property. Without that I might never have noticed it there.
There's no attempt to hide the hideousness in this part of the country. I think some counties revel in the ugliness they can impart.
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There's no attempt to hide the hideousness in this part of the country. I think some counties revel in the ugliness they can impart.
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carolina mudcats water tower, zebulon nc.
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Old 07-08-09, 12:57 PM
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Used to see this. Aren't any really close, now. Three rivers, will do that. Paucity of towers.
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Originally Posted by Ka_Jun View Post
Used to see this. Aren't any really close, now. Three rivers, will do that. Paucity of towers.
How flat is your area? Water towers usually are prevalent in flat areas to provide water without need for pumping it. That is, if the electricity or other power supply goes out, the water tower will still work to provide emergency H20 using good old fashioned gravity.
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Originally Posted by CyLowe97 View Post
How flat is your area? Water towers usually are prevalent in flat areas to provide water without need for pumping it. That is, if the electricity or other power supply goes out, the water tower will still work to provide emergency H20 using good old fashioned gravity.


Flat? Hilly. Mountainous, to someone from Minneapolis, flat to someone from Denver.
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Flat? Hilly. Mountainous, to someone from Minneapolis, flat to someone from Denver.
I'm in chicago and I thought Minneapolis was hilly
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Originally Posted by Ka_Jun View Post
Flat? Hilly. Mountainous, to someone from Minneapolis, flat to someone from Denver.
Steel town is pretty hilly. You want to store some emergency water? Just build a tank on top of a hill. No stilts needed in most cases, I would guess.

They could just paint the roof of the Civic Arena like an igloo and call it good.
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According to a google image search:

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It used to have a 40 foot neon tower sign on top of it saying, "Monroe" but a tornado plucked it off and stuck it through the police station.
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Old (original I think) water tower for Seattle.





And an older pic of it in 1930.



More information: https://www.nps.gov/history/Nr/travel/seattle/s5.htm
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I have to give it to you, Airwick. You do come up with some pretty cool ideas for threads.
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Here is one of the local water towers, but it is hard to see unless you are close.


Or this one in Groom


Grapevine


And a theatre in Addison called the Water Tower:
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This water tower has generated a fair amount of brouhaha for being an eyesore. See, for example, this.

It's the only nearby one that I can think of.

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The Brooks Catsup Bottle water tower in Collinsville, Illinois:

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Edit: I'm being a jerk. Sorry.

This is our water "tower" though.


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This one cracks me up. The little bow-tie is perfect
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