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Nehls water tower is going up, up, up

October 18, 2013

The water tower under construction in Nehls Park is rising above the tree tops just off Summit Avenue in New Ulm’s hill top area....

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Oct-25-13 2:59 PM

Not that I see what it matters where one lives, but I live "up on the hill" and I like it just fine.

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Oct-20-13 9:56 AM

To all the NIMBY people, what if the people below the hill had a "not on my utility bill"attitude? Remember, those water towers only serve hilltop customers, so some could argue that they shouldn't have to pay for it. Also, you are the only people who need neighborhood sewage lift stations, so your sewer costs are higher, too. Yet, you pay the same amount as all the people living beneath you. Now of course, this reasoning is silly, but I want to make the point that many of us make sacrifices for the benefit of the community as a whole.

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Oct-20-13 12:26 AM

I drove by today. I didn't think it was an eye sore at all. It is nicely tucked in the back corner, so it won't interfere with the use of the park.

I think it is quite interesting seeing how something like that goes together. I wonder how thick that steel is. I imagine it has to be fairly thick to hold its shape with that much volume inside of it, plus have enough thickness to keep from wearing through for many years. I can't imagine the difficulty in putting something like this together.

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Oct-19-13 9:27 AM

Now the only thing missing is several wind generators in the city of New Ulm.

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Oct-19-13 9:25 AM

So great to see progress on this infrastructure that will provide valuable water to sustain life in the city of New Ulm and allow the New Ulm Fire Department to have water available for firefighting. And all of the water that will be available to keep your lawns a plush green during the summer drought.

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Oct-19-13 12:57 AM

I always love both the "totally miss the point" group and the "I really don't understand the use of quotation marks" group. The previous commenter was simply stating a fact, not complaining about personal effect.

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Oct-18-13 9:12 PM

It's a great marker for your tee shot on hole 16 at the New Ulm Country Club!

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Oct-18-13 3:17 PM

I always love the "not in my backyard" group. We have needs for such "eye sores" I guess if you don't like it you could always move and live off a private well. So long as you're using the city water I feel you shouldn't have much room for complaining

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Oct-18-13 11:20 AM

too bad it's such an eye-sore... unattractive in a park.

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Oct-18-13 9:49 AM

Why would they be mad, when they are removing the old tower from the middle of a residential neighborhood, also on hilltop? At least the new one impacts a lot less homes and doesn't impact the view of a national monument. Also, hilltop water supply is improved with new, larger pipes that should result in better service and pressure.

So again, I am confused on why there would be mad people on hilltop?

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Oct-18-13 1:08 AM

I wonder how mad the people up on the hill are about this?

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