Think that the fall foliage looks good from down here?  Well, you ought to see it from way up there!

The Bangor Water District is hosting their fall season tour of the Thomas Hill Standpipe this Wednesday, October 9th, between 3 and 6 p.m.  It's free.

Make sure to bring a camera, because the view is always great, especially this time of year!

The Standpipe, built in 1857, holds 1,500,000 gallons of water from Floods Pond in Otis, and is the City's water supply.  Yes, this is a working standpipe!

Never been?  Find the Thomas Hill Standpipe on Thomas Hill Road, of course.  Take Highland Avenue to get there.  You'll have to climb the 100 steps of the historic enclosed stairwell, so prepare for that.  Kid under 12 have to be with an adult.

Too lazy to leave the recliner and just want to stare at your phone?  Check out the live webcam from the top of the Standpipe.

The next tour day this year will be December 18th.

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