Elevated Steel Water Tank

Stanton, IA

Stanton, IA, is a community steeped in coffee history. For years, Stanton had been well known for its water tower shaped like a coffee pot. It was only fitting that in 2000, when the town needed more water, that the theme remained the same. Phoenix was selected as the contractor for the new 150,000-gallon multi-column tank, and the engineering department got to work on capturing this theme with a tank that resembles a coffee cup sitting on a saucer.

The tank’s structural girder took the shape of a saucer, and the container took the shape a cup. A handle was even added to complete the design. Custom flowers were painted onto the cup in keeping with the Swedish style coffee pot design. This unique structure was awarded the prestigious “Tank of the Year” by the Steel Tank Institute / Steel Plate Fabricators Association.

Project Details


Stanton, IA


Stanton, IA

Tank Size & Style:

150,000-Gallon Multi Column
96’ High Water Level
Tank features a unique “teacup” design complete with detailed paint
Logo lighting illuminates this masterpiece thru the evening hours
STI/SPFA Tank of the Year

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