Addison: The Windy City?

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Addison: The Windy City?Addison Water Tower

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!

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Michael Bergin
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - ABR - SRES - Alexandria, VA
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This sounds "cool" and it looks fairly normal. Seems like a good idea.

Sep 29, 2009 09:39 AM #1
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Michael:  When the summer winds blow in Texas, it's anything but cool!  At least we'll be able to capture some power from the wind, even when it's hot.

Sep 29, 2009 10:14 AM #2
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Steve Shatsky
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Hi Lorrie... What a GREAT idea!  And it should attract a great deal of attention and be a P.R. dream for Addison. 

Sep 29, 2009 02:05 PM #3
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Valerie Osterhoudt
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Lorrie... I think more communities should jump onto this bandwagon.  It makes a lot of sense to do.

valerie osterhoudt

Sep 30, 2009 11:17 AM #4
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