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The mist lifted the moment he stepped through. And there was the watertower at the summit. His watertower... This was what he had come for.
A whole new world Earthoid water tank makeover update". Germantown Patch. 11 November 2011 . Retrieved 3 March 2012. Crew's The Watertower is subtle, yet unmistakably creepy. Nothing outright happens , nor does it need to. The suggestion is more than enough to leave the reader haunted by the end. The Water Tower by Gary Crew is an eerie, mysterious picture book that is fabulous for inspiring writing in KS2.A haunting story that follows two friends who go and visit the watertower, a mysterious building that has sat upon a hill above the local town for as long as anyone can remember. Without ruining the plot, this is a narrative that becomes increasingly unsettling (and obscure) as Spike and Bubba's exploration progresses, and as the reader delves deeper into the tale. If the pumps fail (such as during a power outage), then water pressure will be lost, causing potential public health concerns. Many U.S. states require a " boil-water advisory" to be issued if water pressure drops below 20 pounds per square inch (140kPa). [ citation needed] This advisory presumes that the lower pressure might allow pathogens to enter the system. [ citation needed]
Architects and builders have taken varied approaches to incorporating water towers into the design of their buildings. On many large commercial buildings, water towers are completely hidden behind an extension of the facade of the building. For cosmetic reasons, apartment buildings often enclose their tanks in rooftop structures, either simple unadorned rooftop boxes, or ornately decorated structures intended to enhance the visual appeal of the building. Many buildings, however, leave their water towers in plain view atop utilitarian framework structures. [ citation needed] Why Do We Have Water Towers? | Henderson Water Utility". Archived from the original on 22 July 2021 . Retrieved 22 July 2021. Some have been converted to serve modern purposes, as for example, the Wieża Ciśnień ( Wrocław water tower) in Wrocław, Poland which is today a restaurant complex. Others have been converted to residential use. 
The golf ball-shaped tank of the water tower at Gonzales, California is supported by three tubular legs and reaches about 125ft (38m) high.    Although Crew's The Watertowerwon The Australian Children's Picturebook of the Year after it was published, the intended audience for this book is between 9 - 15 year-old students, perhaps even older students and adults. Paulsen (1995) writes, "[M]ore often than not they are written for older readers rather than youngsters you might expect. . . . So while Gary Crew is primarily marketed as a children's writer, he is not constrained by marketing boundaries. Indeed many of his books are ageless, able to be enjoyed by children and adults alike." Paulsen (1995) also suggests "The Watertower belongs to a new niche in children's literature, that of the picture book for mid-primary to mid-secondary readers . . . kids aged from nine to fifteen. According to Crew it is 'based on the notion that children, especially older boys, still love looking at pictures, but are generally intellectually insulted by the childish fare (in both print and visual text) that they are served up.'"
Kamin des Novelis-Werks Nachterstedt, Nachterstedt | 1223839". Emporis . Retrieved 27 August 2022. [ dead link] Ypsilanti Water Tower in Ypsilanti, Michigan (Winner of the Most Phallic Building contest in 2003)  a b Elliott, Debbie (2 December 2006). "Wondering About Water Towers". All Things Considered. National Public Radio.A mushroom water tower". New Scientist. Vol.11, no.244. Reed Business Information. 20 July 1961. p.162. ISSN 0262-4079 . Retrieved 14 March 2018.