Wednesday, November 16, 2011

So...Um....Yeah...Not Sure Where That Last Post Came From. Moving On....

What's the deal with water towers? Seriously. Every podonk town in the Midwest had one and I don't understand. I mean, I understand why the podonk town wants to have water, but why put it up in a tower like that? You have to expend energy to get it up there, right? So I don't see the advantage here. Other than being able to paint shit on them. That can be kinda cool.

By the way, I said get it up.......huh huh.....huh huh. Beavis and Butthead are back in case you didn't know, and that makes me very happy.

So anyway, the fact I don't see water towers all over California the way I saw them all over Ohio also leads me to believe the idea of storing your water 500 feet off the ground isn't the best one. Feel free to enlighten me.

I'm glad I'm thinking about stuff like this again. I think the Wellbutrin has finally kicked in.


7 comments:

woolywoman said...

all hail the mighty anti depressant!

Elliott said...

Pressure. Hydraulic pressure is only associated with the height of the column. Therefore, you get continuous pressure by having a reservoir in the air. You can pump up slowly and continuously maintaining pressure for commercial breaks.

Anonymous said...

California doesn't have to store water because the state steals it's water from other states, like Nevada and Colorado. ;)
Oh yeah, and pressure.

Anonymous said...

Also, California has mountains that can be used to create the pressure.

Unknown said...

Concur with Elliott. We have water towers all over the place here in the flat part of Texas. If there's high ground and everybody lives in the lower areas, you can just put a water tank uphill from everybody.

You can accomplish the same effect by storing water in pressurized tanks, but it's more expensive to operate those systems. They tend to do that in wealthier communities because rich people don't like unsightly water towers cluttering up their view.

Stavros69 said...

I have a Class 4 water treatment certification. I managed a water treatment plant in Wyoming. The towers are for the flatlanders. In hilly areas the tank is place at a level higher than any receiver thereby maintaining a constant pressure. I had enough storage in the tanks that I could shut down production at 3PM with enough water in the tank for domestic and commercial use and for emergency fire use.


If the flatlanders did not have towers water pressure would be lost if the water plant shut down its pumps.

Patricia said...

PoDUNK, my pharmaceutical phriend, podUnk.

I grew up in a state that starts with Iowa and they BUILT (no bullshat) BUILT a hill for the children (me and my Iowa posse) to sled down.

I believe the dirt came from the ditches.