Farmers Branch Water Tower Gets High Marks In Tank Of The Year Contest
Driving the highways and byways of Dallas-Fort Worth you may have noticed the bright green water tower in Farmers Branch, just northwest of Dallas. Wrapped in a mural that depicts slightly whimsical trees, the landmark is one of the best water towers in the country, according to the 2019 Tank of the Year competition.
The tower was among the top 12 finalists in the competition sponsored by Tnemec Company, which makes special paint and protective coatings for structures like water towers.
"Standing 240 feet high, the water tower is one of the tallest elevated water tanks in country," said Randy Moore, a sales director with Tnemec.
The design is reminiscent of the official logo of Farmers Branch, which features a tree similar to those painted on the tower.
The competition was steep. According to statement from the company, more than 300 water tanks were nominated for the contest and there were nearly 20,000 online votes to help the judges pick a winner.
Take a look at the designs some of the other finalists have in this video.
The winner of the contest was a water tower in Wamego, Kansas. The tower’s online profile says its red, green and yellow design is inspired by the Wizard of Oz. The "brick-road yellows, ruby reds and Emerald City greens" are intended to complement the town’s other Oz-themed attractions including a museum and restaurant called Toto’s Tacoz.
The winner and all the finalists are featured in a water tank calendar Tnemec creates. The company says this was the 14th year of the contest.