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The leading trade paper in Sweden VA-tidskriften Cirkulation has a series about water towers under the headline Ebers vattentorn (Eber's Water Towers). Here are the same pictures and texts (translated) of interesting water towers in the world except Scania and Sweden, as in the journal.

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Eber's Water Towers: Estonia

by Eber Ohlsson

Nr 6/2022

Nr 4/2017

Nr 7/2007

Cirkulation 6/2022

A free translation to English:

120 years ago, Hapsal (Haapsalu) was a spa town in Estonia for the Russian aristocracy and tsarist family. To get there quickly and conveniently from St. Petersburg, it was a train that mattered and therefore a railway was built from Tallinn to Hapsal. The steam locomotive required water and this meant that three similar water towers were built on this line, in Riisipere, Risti and Haapsalu.

The water tower in Risti, built in 1905, is 18 m high with a reservoir of 63 m³. It was later bought and restored by a water tower friend. The original equipment such as a cast iron staircase and an oven for heating the water remain.

See Also:   Veetornid: Eesti > Läänemaa/Wiek > Risti

Cirkulation 4/2017

A free translation to English:

In the old Estonian town Karksi-Nuia, near the border with Latvia, standing since 1994, 35-meter high water tower with four tanks, each holding 30 m³ giving a total volume of 120 m³. It is a Latvian company that constructed these standard water towers, with varying numbers of tanks.

In Latvia can be found water towers with both two, three, four tanks arranged in the same manner as in Karksi-Nuia. In the tiny town of Ape in northeastern Latvia standing next to each other, three water towers, each with three tanks, for a total of nine tanks. The question is whether it is the optimal solution?

See Also:   Veetornid: Eesti > Karksi-Nuia

Cirkulation 7/2007

A free translation to English:

It is not quite unusual that older water towers that not longer are in duty get a new task as belvedere. As a rule will in that case pipes and reservoirs be remain intact, either it happens because of the expense or by building antiquarian reasons. Unusual is it however that the whole upper part of the tower is lifting away and replaced with a copy.

That happens nevertheless in year 2001 in the Estonian town Viljandi, when its 30 meter high water tower, built 1911 and out of duty 1960, through a collection of the Rotary Club in the town, get a new octagonal three storey upper part. You can now here see both the view and historic pictures of the town.

See Also::   Veetorn: Viljandimaa > Viljandi

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