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Water Tower (West Lafayette, Ind.)



  • Existence: 1960-

Historical Information

The water tower, which was constructed in 1960, holds 1.5 million gallons of water. The water is used on campus for cooking, irrigation, washing and drinking. Originally, the tower was painted red and white in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations. It was repainted white with a black and gold Motion P in 2001 after Purdue received permission from the FAA. The tower is repainted every 10 years.


Water Tower. Purdue Campus Facilities and Buildings Historic Database. Accessed May 27, 2020.