A municipal water tank in Bossier City, Louisiana, is the winner of the 2022 Tank of the Year competition sponsored by high-performance coatings provider Tnemec Company, Inc. (Kansas City, Missouri, USA).
The water tank was selected by a panel of water tank enthusiasts based on criteria such as artistic value, the significance of the tank to the community, and challenges encountered during the project.
The winning tank was painted with Tnemec’s UV-resistant, long-lasting fluoropolymer finish, Series 700 HydroFlon, which should help the design look great for a long time in the Louisiana climate.
“The tank graphics were intended to make the most striking, bold, and bright statement embodying the spirit of Bossier City’s community,” says Scott Keilbey, the company’s director of sales for the water tank market. “The tank displays quite the tribute to our troops and first responders.”
Other U.S. water tanks among the top 12 finalists for 2022 are in Valley Center, Kansas; Port O’Connor, Texas; Dothan, Alabama; Moorhead, Minnesota; Hackensack, Minnesota; Gentry, Arkansas; Oconomowoc, Wisconsin; Groveland, Florida; Crawfordsville, Indiana; St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin; and Pensacola Beach, Florida.
Over 350 water tanks were nominated with thousands of online votes cast this year from across the United States and Canada. Valley Center, Kansas, was the winner of the People’s Choice competition, with a 3-D honeycomb motif created by a local group of urban artists.
“Since 2006, Tnemec has been recognizing municipalities for their aesthetic, creative, and innovative uses of our high-performance coatings on water storage tank projects,” Keilbey says. “This year’s finalists represent several different types of water tanks in various shapes and sizes, all of them impressive for one reason or another.”
As the winner of Tank of the Year, Bossier City’s tank will be featured in the month of January in Tnemec’s 2023 water tank calendar. All finalists and nominees will be included in the following months of the calendar.
Source: Tnemec Tank of the Year competition, www.tankoftheyear.com.