A municipal water tank in Wamego, Kansas, is this year’s winner of the Tank of the Year competition sponsored by Tnemec Company, Inc.
The pedestal water tank was selected by a panel of water tank enthusiasts based on criteria such as artistic value, the significance of the tank to the community, and challenges encountered during the project. The tank was also designated the People’s Choice winner based on online voting conducted earlier this month.
“The Wamego tower represents a connection to the city’s Oz museum, which includes a large collection of Oz memorabilia and artifacts,” said Randy Moore, director of sales – Agency Development & Industry Affairs for Tnemec. “The 500,000-gallon Wamego water tank was repainted with a HydroFlon fluoropolymer coating system which will help the many hues on the tank retain their color and gloss over time.”
Other water tanks among the top 12 finalists for 2019 are in Campbell, Mo.; West Palm Beach, Fla.; Columbus, Ohio; Farmers Branch, Texas; Camden, Ala.; Clinton, Miss.; Sammamish, Wash.; Apple Valley, Calif.; Gulf Breeze, Fla.; Punxsutawney, Pa.; and Maxville, Ontario, Canada.
Opened in 2003, the Oz Museum is home to the largest permanent public display of Oz artifacts in the […]