Addison’s Wind-Powered Water Tower
Addison is the first Texas municipality (and one of the few in the country) to build a self-powered water tower that doubles as a piece of art. Wind turbines on top of the tower will provide enough energy to run the tower as well as the street lights on Arapaho Road. The project includes a classroom at the base of the tower where people can learn about wind generation and water distribution.
The project is a collaboration of the Town’s Public Works and Parks Departments, Fort Worth engineering firm Freese and Nichols, and Dallas artist Brad Goldberg.
- Location: Arapaho Rd. and Surveyor Blvd.
- 1.5 million gallon storage tank
- 195 feet tall
- Ten (10) 8-foot tall wind turbines on top will supply enough power to run tower as well as street lights on Arapaho Road
- Only wind-powered water tower in Texas; one of few in country
- Classroom at base will provide education on wind energy and water distribution
- Landscaping to include native and drought-tolerant plants
- Engineering firm: Freese and Nichols, Fort Worth
- Artist: Brad Goldberg, Dallas. Artist specializes in fusing sculpture, landscape and urban design with the place and local culture of a community