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Posted on 16th November 2017 / 732
Category : Water Tower
Industry Type : Municipal Utilities
Power Type : Water
Public or Private Site? : Unknown
Condition : Restored

The Cranhill Water Tower is unusual because it is square (the others are circular) and because it is illuminated at night.

The Cranhill Water Tower lives at the junction of Bellrock Street and Skerryvore Road in East Glasgow, 6 km east of the city centre.

Built in the 1950s, Cranhill Water Tower is one of several in this vicinity to provide a sufficient head of drinking water to local homes.

Water is pumped from Loch Katrine into the tower and released into homes under the effects of gravity.

An initial lighting scheme was illuminated in 1999 but turned off in 2002 due to rising costs. A new scheme was switched on by Lord Provost of Glasgow, Bob Winter, on the 17th March 2009 and comprises low-energy LED bulbs which cycle through different colours.

 

Cranhill, Glasgow

Cranhill Water Tower

The Cranhill Water Tower is unusual because it is square (the others are circular) and because it is illuminated at night.

The Cranhill Water Tower lives at the junction of Bellrock Street and Skerryvore Road in East Glasgow, 6 km east of the city centre.

Built in the 1950s, Cranhill Water Tower is one of several in this vicinity to provide a sufficient head of drinking water to local homes.

Water is pumped from Loch Katrine into the tower and released into homes under the effects of gravity.

An initial lighting scheme was illuminated in 1999 but turned off in 2002 due to rising costs. A new scheme was switched on by Lord Provost of Glasgow, Bob Winter, on the 17th March 2009 and comprises low-energy LED bulbs which cycle through different colours.

 

Cranhill, Glasgow

Cranhill Water Tower
Category : Water Tower
Industry Type : Municipal Utilities
Power Type : Water
Public or Private Site? : Unknown
Condition : Restored
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