South College Station Water Tower

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wareagle044
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I hope whatever they end up painting on it doesn't ruin it's 5 star google reviews
maroon barchetta
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Greg D will get an FTR on the new paint job.
TyHolden
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I believe they are turning it into a nuclear reactor due to the rise in EVs in BCS....
spike427
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Coming soon, zoom in on the water tower for an endless photo
TyHolden
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We need another giant Rev mural
Orlando Ayala Cant Read
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What's this costing the tax payers? Like $50k at least I'd think.
Independence H-D
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Where is the logo for....

"The People's Republic of College Station"?
brownandred
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Orlando Ayala Cant Read said:

What's this costing the tax payers? Like $50k at least I'd think.


lol probably 5x that
TyHolden
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do it
wareagle044
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If that's the design goodbye 5* rating
happyinBCS
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well over a million
I saw the bid a while back but forgot the exact amount.
doubledog
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Is this revenge for not wanting a YMCA?
AgsWin2011
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Got to come back to CS for a couple nights this week for work. Saw this and had the same reaction. They come up with stupid ways to spend tax dollars. And my God I didn't think they could possibly add more medians and stop lights.
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I wish I was omniscient and knew who in our city leadership had ties to a water tower painting company.
techno-ag
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Maybe people can take Instagram photos with it in the background.
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spike427 said:

Coming soon, zoom in on the water tower for an endless photo


I sure hope the graphics don't go on in that order.
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happyinBCS said:

well over a million
I saw the bid a while back but forgot the exact amount.


$2 Million.

https://wtaw.com/college-station-city-council-approves-2-million-in-repairs-to-the-tower-point-area-water-tower/
maroon barchetta
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techno-ag said:

Maybe people can take Instagram photos with it in the background.


Last weekend I was driving on Foster between Lincoln and George Bush East. Passed behind the city hall parking lot and actually saw people at the Instagram prop!!!!

They had climbed on top of it. I guess they didn't heart Aggieland but wanted a photo anyway.

First time I've seen someone use it.
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I gotta say I can remember when they built it and wondered why the hell they are building this tower out in the middle of nowhere. There wasn't a divided highway then
toolshed
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We have to keep up the "home/ birthplace of A&M/ Aggieland" turf war going somehow!!

Bryan has 2-3 new signs going in, likely have some mention of Aggieland.

Boasting ain't free!
farmersfight
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whatever makes us look better than Bryan - / CS Council
wareagle044
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The skyline of this city is something to behold
maroon barchetta
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wareagle044 said:

The skyline of this city is something to behold


But is it better than downtown?
Another Doug
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The best part of that image is that the water tower itself is on it.
maroon barchetta
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BQ_90 said:

I gotta say I can remember when they built it and wondered why the hell they are building this tower out in the middle of nowhere. There wasn't a divided highway then


Can we get that council back?

They showed great foresight.
waterchick
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The water tower is getting sandblasted and recoated as preventive maintenance. It's necessary to keep the infrastructure that delivers YOUR drinking water in good condition. The last time this was done was over 20 years ago.

Regarding selection of the painting company, you can look at the supporting documentation for the city council agenda item from 12/11/23 and see all the bids.

Here is a link to a video describing how water towers work, if any of you are "curious, not judgmental." https://vimeopro.com/texasawwa/watergeek-videos/video/576817067 You'll see that there are water towers shaped like watermelons or tea kettles or even bottles of ketchup.


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whaterchick- what color is it going to be? that's what everyone wants to know anyway
waterchick
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aggiepaintrain said:

whaterchick- what color is it going to be? that's what everyone wants to know anyway
Listen - I know some people don't like the color of the Rock Prairie water tower. Keep complaining about the Fitch tower and I will tell the Powers That Be to paint the whole thing to match!
spike427
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Oh snap, waterchick holds THE POWER

I loved watching the painting process of the new one so this one should be fun, too.
CS78
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waterchick said:

The last time this was done was over 20 years ago.



Not sure who you are but thank you for showing up. It always takes guts to wade into the poop around here.

Honest question though. Did it actually NEED to be done or could this have waited? Visually, it didn't look like there was anything wrong with the existing finish.
wareagle044
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waterchick said:

aggiepaintrain said:

whaterchick- what color is it going to be? that's what everyone wants to know anyway
Listen - I know some people don't like the color of the Rock Prairie water tower. Keep complaining about the Fitch tower and I will tell the Powers That Be to paint the whole thing to match!


Please paint it to match
waterchick
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CS78 said:

waterchick said:

The last time this was done was over 20 years ago.



Not sure who you are but thank you for showing up. It always takes guts to wade into the poop around here.

Honest question though. Did it actually NEED to be done or could this have waited? Visually, it didn't look like there was anything wrong with the existing finish.
I am THE Water Chick. (Water Services staff.) Thanks for the kind words. TexAgs is a tough crowd.

I didn't inspect the water tower myself, but I know it was inspected prior to this by people who know what to look for. It "looks fine" while you're stopped at the light on Fitch/6. From that distance you don't see the condition of the coating. A professional inspecting closer sees what the person driving past doesn't see.
waterchick
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spike427 said:

Oh snap, waterchick holds THE POWER

I loved watching the painting process of the new one so this one should be fun, too.
Ask my kids. I actually have "turned the car around" a time or two.
happyinBCS
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was at HEB about 6 15 this morning and they were sandblasting away it was rising up above the covers
doubledog
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maroon barchetta said:

wareagle044 said:

The skyline of this city is something to behold


But is it better than downtown?
Its the closest to downtown College Station has and it is A&Ms.
 
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