Save the Water Tower

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Built-in 1937, the iconic red, white and blue water tower overlooking the city has supplied water for 82 years. 

The water tower construction was completed in 1937 by Chicago Bridge & Iron Company. It is currently located at Idaho Falls Power which was “Idaho Falls Water Works,” at the time the tower was built. The original color of the tower was grey. In 1974, the elevated tower was painted red, white and blue in celebration of the nation’s bicentennial year of 1976. 

It is an iconic structure for the skyline of Idaho Falls.  It adds to the beauty of downtown Idaho Falls.  If it is torn down because of a new water tower that needs to be constructed the view downtown will not be the same.  The new water tower should be built further south along the river and leave the existing water tower in place for its iconic view.