The water tower across from the curling club actually still serves a purpose.
 
Most of the water in the city is kept underground in two large tanks. Those handle the firefighting and emergency supply.
 
However, it's the water tower that provides the water pressure in the Fort.
 
"Because it's up so high and it's the highest point in town," said Brad McDonald with the city. "Basically it's gravity that provides the water pressure to your tap, it provides a nice, consistent water pressure to your tap."
 
It also looks good, courtesy of a contest in 1995. The art concept chosen, which was designed by a local student, is meant to show a cross section of the community.
 
Despite being built in 1957, the tower is still sturdy as ever.
 
"We probably are going to be updating our water model in the next year or two and that may provide some insight on the future of the tower but we have done inspections on the tower and it is in good condition and it's still quite functional so at this time we do see in in use for the forseeable future."
 
There have also been rumblings from the city of possibly designating the water tower as a provincial historic site.

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