Addison: The Windy City?
Picture a water tower. A 195-foot tall water tower. Now, picture this water tower with wind turbines on the top. You are imagining the vision of Addison's next water tower, expected to be built in 2010, at the intersection of Arapaho Road and Surveyor Boulevard (at the west end of the Arapaho Road Bridge).
This water tower will be among the first in the nation to be powered by wind turbines. The plan is for 10 eight-foot-tall wind turbines, enough to supply power to run the tower and the street lights on Arapaho Road.
There will be a community classroom in the pedestal base, where wind energy and water distribution lessons can be presented to area school children.
Keeping with the "green" philosophy of the town, the project also calls for use of native and drought-tolerant landscaping.
Wind and water - what a combination!