An elevated water storage tank on Billtown Road is the fourth to include the Louisville Water logo. The bowl of this tank is 74-feet in diameter, 35-feet tall, and holds a million gallons. The logo, which is 150-square feet, is visible driving north on Billtown Road. It was painted as part of an overall repainting project for the tank this spring.
“We require a digital rendering [of the logo] first for approval and comments. Then the contractor provides a field mockup of the logo location for approval,” said John Terry, Louisville Water Production Engineering Supervisor. “Once the location and size are approved, the final logo is hand-painted using the same top coating as the rest of the tank, but with the Louisville Water brand colors mixed into the paint. I believe the contractor used a stencil for that step.”
The Billtown Road tank, erected in 2000, was the second “composite” style elevated tank built for Louisville Water. A composite tank consists of a single concrete pedestal supporting a welded steel container. Louisville Water began adding logos to tanks as they are repainted during the past decade. The three other tanks with Louisville Water logos are shown below.