"Water Tower" Elevated Water Tower Design, Town of Addison, Texas

The Town of Addison, Texas asked the artist to design a 1.5 million gallon elevated water storage tank to serve the Town’s growing water needs, recognizing the many functional constraints of this engineering project. The design features a custom, 145 foot tall concrete pedestal topped by a 50 foot high x 90 foot diameter steel tank on top of which sits eight, five kilowatt vertical axis wind turbines. At nearly 200 feet in the air, winds will activate the turbines which will be net-metered and grid tied into the Town's power utility. The energy produced will more than offset the electrical usage of the water tower facility. A power generating monitoring system will be located inside the base of the pedestal for educational and research purposes.