Wednesday, 10 October 2018 22:50

Thomas Hill Standpipe open for fall foliage tour

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BANGOR - It was that time of year again Wednesday evening - the Thomas Hill Standpipe in Bangor was open to the public for their fall tour.


Officials with the Bangor Water District, who now own the standpipe, said their fall tour is the most popular because of the beautiful leaf peeping views.


Before the event was even over, they had more than 1,400 people come through.


Once people climb the 100 steps to the top, they can take in downtown Bangor and plenty of fall foliage.


"It's a landmark for the city of Bangor," said Patrick Smith, the construction development supervisor for the Bangor Water District. "Great views when you get up there all around. On a good, clear day you can see [Mount] Katahdin."


The standpipe is still used to provide water to Bangor and holds 1.75 million gallons of water.


It's open to the public four times a year, and there will be another tour in December.

Kelly Mitchell

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Kelly Mitchell joined the news team in March of 2018. She grew up splitting her time between York, ME and Haverhill, MA, but her favorite childhood memories took place along the rocky coast of southern Maine. She's now e...