PRELOAD LLC, the global leader in prestressed concrete tank design and construction, has named the City of Lubbock, Texas’ 8 Million Gallon Clearwell water storage tank as it’s 2017 Concrete Decision Tank of The Year.
The campaign registered nearly 1,800 online votes for 22 tanks from across the United States, with second place going to Lexington, Kentucky’s 11 Million Gallon (MG) Wet Weather Storage Tank, and third place going to Northwood, Ohio’s 2.2 MG Equalization Basin Tank.
PRELOAD will make a $3,000 donation to Water for People on behalf of the City of Lubbock, and an additional $1,500 donation on behalf of the first-runner-up, Lexington Fayette County Urban Government.
“We want to congratulate the city of Lubbock on the incredible engagement and support throughout the campaign,” said Ryan Harvey, Chief Executive Officer of PRELOAD. “We also want to thank all of the individuals from Lexington, Northwood and communities across the country who participated and voted for the tanks in their communities.
“One of our goals with the Concrete Decision Campaign is to make water infrastructure a point of pride for communities, and the response this year absolutely showed that people care a great deal about the tanks in their cities and towns across the country.”
In addition to the donations to Water for People, a global non-profit organization that promotes the development of high-quality drinking water and sanitation, each community will have an exclusive jacket patch featured by The Water Buffaloes, a charitable organization that raises funds and awareness for water projects through motorcycle events and motorcycle rallies.
“We are excited about the momentum that we built with The Concrete Decision Campaign this year,” Harvey said. “PRELOAD looks forward to continuing our partnership with great organizations like Water for People and The Water Buffaloes to keep driving our mission forward next year!”
PRELOAD is the global pioneer of wire-wound prestressed concrete storage tanks, with more than 3,700 tanks completed to date. Since our first wire-wound prestressed concrete tank was constructed in the 1940’s, we continue to be recognized as the innovator in our industry. PRELOAD serves clients across the United States with offices in Kentucky, New York, Texas and Massachusetts. Connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.