What is WaterTowers.com?
A site that showcases the most unique and interesting water towers across the world.

No matter where you live there is a water tower nearby that supplies your town or city with water. There are thousands of towers that are considered monuments and architectual landmarks. Not only can you view famous water tower images on our site, but you can also read about their history, facts, watch videos, and see maps of their locations.

View tons of images from across the globe. We rank them all so you get to see the most fascinating water towers first. Click Here.
Watch water tower videos taken by people nearby, on the ground below, driving by on the highway and much more. Click Here.

Find towers near you, get directions to interesting landmarks, or pinpoint exactly where those famous monuments are. Click Here.
Read about all the history, interesting facts, and other information about water towers. Click Here.

In some cities, artists have taken the time to paint murals on the water towers. What a great idea. Check out all the artwork created. Click Here.
If pictures, videos, and maps aren't your thing then try one of our water tower video games.
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With water being life's #1 necessity, you can bet water towers come up in the news frequently.
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Songs about water towers or songs with water towers in the lyrics.
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How does a water tower work?

Water towers provide extra water storage for a town's water supply. They hold about a day's worth of water, so if the town's pumps fail (like during a power outage), the water tower acts as a backup water supply. Water towers are built high up because they need the pressure produced by the elevation of the water to push water into the town's water pipes, so no pump is needed.

But, mainly a water tower is used to handle excess demand, like in the morning when people wake up and get ready for work (going to the bathroom, showering, brushing their teeth, etc.) all around the same time.  At night, when their is almost no water usage, the water tower refills itself from the town's water supply. A pump is used to get the water up into the water tower.