Water Tank Named Top 25 in Nation
The Limestone Walters Public Water District just outside of Peoria, IL, can lay claim to having one of the 2020 Top 25 water storage tank paint jobs in the nation.
The Limestone Walters tank was one of nearly 300 water towers nationwide that was submitted and competed for Tnemec Coatings’ annual Tank of the Year competition. The winners are chosen through an online public voting campaign where individuals vote for their favorite tank designs. The Top 12 water towers get the distinction of appearing in the Tnemec Coatings’ Elevated Storage Tank 2021 Tank of the Year calendar. More than 20,000 votes were cast online in the competition.
The Limestone Walters Public Water District, located on the West side of Peoria, contracted Farnsworth Group to rehabilitate its water storage tank in 2019. Communities and water districts offer creative displays, graphic images, and messages on their water tanks to evoke community pride. As part of the upgrade, rather than replace the existing logo on the tank, the District elected to add the Limestone Walters School District 316’s Rocket logo to the tank. The District’s decision not only shows community support, but also pride in the adjoining Limestone Walters school that sits just steps away from the water tower.
The elevated tank is more than 165 feet tall and holds a maximum 100,000 gallons of potable water serving area residents. Farnsworth Group was contracted to provide coatings design, bidding and construction-related assistance to assure that the project was completed during the summer months when school was not in session. Maxcor, Inc. based in New Lenox, IL, performed the coatings rehabilitation work.