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Identifying a large white tank on google maps.
August 24, 2013 12:38 PM   Subscribe

What is this large white tank used for?
posted by 517 to Technology (8 answers total)
 
Is it water storage, perhaps?
posted by SpacemanStix at 12:40 PM on August 24, 2013 [3 favorites]


looks like water.
posted by FauxScot at 12:41 PM on August 24, 2013


looks like water. no fence, in a residential area, served by a power line and with a nice little building that looks like a pump station. no basin for capture of leak material.
posted by FauxScot at 12:46 PM on August 24, 2013


By the way, if you go to Street View on Golfside Drive to the west of it, you can get a look at it from the ground.
posted by SpacemanStix at 12:47 PM on August 24, 2013


If you zoom out a bit, there's a location nearby labeled Watertower Park, and no sign of another water storage tank. Lack of fence suggests it's something non-toxic, though a bit surprising in these paranoid days. Also, no graffiti? What's wrong with kids these days? (kidding) If you look at town records for property ownership, likely online, you can see who owns it, which will probably answer it definitively.
posted by theora55 at 1:07 PM on August 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


Washtenaw County has an online GIS portal here. I can't figure out how to link to the exact parcel but it the 5 acre parcel with the tank is parcel K -11-07-300-039, owned by CHARTER TWP OF YPSILANTI.
posted by ChrisHartley at 1:38 PM on August 24, 2013


Page 52 of the Ypsilanti Community Utilities Authority (the water and sewage company for the area) 2005 Master Plan Update says it is the Ellsworth Road pump station with a 3 million gallon above ground storage tank.
posted by ChrisHartley at 1:56 PM on August 24, 2013 [4 favorites]


If you zoom out a bit, there's a location nearby labeled Watertower Park, and no sign of another water storage tank.

I think the park is named after this water tower, which is just up the road a few hundred meters and apparently a little bit famous (notorious?) among the residents.
posted by SpacemanStix at 2:00 PM on August 24, 2013 [2 favorites]


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