Always looking for ways to help green the Town, the Addison Arbor Foundation is at it again. This time, the Foundation is helping make Addison’s new Water Tower even more of an attraction by contributing about $75,000 to the new Water Tower Demonstration Garden.
That dollar figure represents about 50 percent of the project’s cost. The Addison Town Council approved the contract for the work at its June 12 meeting.
The 195-foot Water Tower, which will store up to 1.5 million gallons, is located at the intersection of Arapaho Road and Surveyor Blvd. Among its unique features: 10 eight-foot tall wind turbines at the top of the Tower are expected to generate enough energy to run the Tower and power street lights on Arapaho Road.
The Water Tower is scheduled to come online later this summer. Planting of the new Garden will commence soon after that, weather permitting. Once the project is done, the Water Tower and surrounding landscape are expected to become not just a magnet for residents and visitors, but an outdoor learning tool for students as well.