Have you ever seen a water tower sitting high above your town and wondered what it does? Water towers not only store water, but also help make sure water flows from your faucets. Water moves down a large pipe from the tower and then through underground pipes that go to your house. Gravity helps the water flow from the tower to supply water, even when the power goes out.
Water towers provide pressure for the water pipes in your community, helping us maintain high water quality standards. That pressure is really important for things like fire hydrants because, without it, firefighters wouldn't have the water they need to fight fires. Most water towers are painted solid colors, like blue, but in Montgomery County, there is a water tower painted to look like the Earth!