CPW Celebrates Water Towers

Will Patterson Receives Tank Award for CPW

The March meeting of the Laurens Commission of Public Works began last evening with election of officers, following the recent Laurens Municipal Elections. Parker Mims, who was re-elected to the CPW March 5th, began a new term. His fellow commissioners re-elected him as Chair of the Commission, while Commissioner Brenda Curry was elected as Vice-Chair.

The CPW celebrated another of its elevated water tanks being a runner-up last year in a nationwide “Tank of the Year” contest. The annual event is sponsored by Tnemec Tanks.

Nick Vause of the Kansas City, Missouri company presented the award to the CPW. Water and Sewer Division Superintendent Will Patterson accepted it on behalf of the Commission.

The Laurens CPW’s Finalist tank from last year is off Fleming Street near the old Garlington Street School. It features a red, white and blue patriotic theme. The Laurens CPW finalist water tank the previous year in off 221 at the Walmart Distribution Center. It’s painted in shades of blue as if one is looking through the tank at the refreshing water inside.

Since 2006 Tnemec has celebrated the innovative and creative uses of its coatings on water tanks with its Tank of the Year Contest. Each year tanks of all varieties from across the U.S. and Canada are nominated. Votes from the community determine the rankings, and an internal panel of water tank enthusiasts then consider the People’s Choice winner and 11 other finalists of the annual “Tank of the Year” contest.