Archive for the 'Competitors' Category

Nassau Bahamas Water Tower

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

Gina Signorella-Arlen of Union, New Jersey contributes this photo of a water tower in Nassau, Bahamas, taken sometime about early September of 2010. Gina says, “I thought you’d like to see how Nassau, Bahamas has handled the ‘clean municipal water supply’ challenge. Not a bad effort, but it lacks the grace and style of our […]

Tracking Us in Portland

Friday, December 4th, 2009

The Portland Water Bureau has written a blog article on this site. It is interesting to see various water companies and municipal water works tracking and linking to this site. Thanks to author Jennie Day-Burget of Blogtella for writing the nice article. The Portland Water Bureau motto is “From Forest to Faucet”. The Union Township […]

Water Sphere versus Water Spheroid

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Many readers ask the World’s Tallest Water Sphere site, what exactly is a water sphere? What distinguishes a water sphere from a water spheroid? What is a water ellipsoid? What is the difference between a water tower and a water tank? Is the Union water tower, the world’s tallest water tower? To help answer these […]

Nearest Neighbor – Kenilworth Water Tower

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

Here is the nearest neighbor to the World’s Tallest Water Sphere – the Kenilworth water tower. This squat water tower sits in Kenilworth, New Jersey just off of Route 22 between Springfield Road South and North Michigan Avenue. This quiet green spot of land is Black Brook Park near the Galloping Hill Golf Course that […]

How Water Towers Work

Sunday, July 15th, 2007

In case you are wondering why water towers are so tall, or why they so often are placed on hills, there is a great article written by Marshall Brain at “How Water Towers Work”. Not only do you get diagrams showing that the water goes inside the tower, you also see some photos of interesting […]

Moog Water Tower

Sunday, September 3rd, 2006

This article introduces a new category for World’s Tallest Water Sphere – Competitors. This category both recognizes and compares other towers to the World’s Tallest Water Sphere. Note, I do not say “Union’s Water Tower”, or “The Water Sphere in Union”. I say the WTWS because Union New Jersey has the undisputed world’s tallest water […]