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Fluoropolymer-Coated Water Tank Wins Top Award

A municipal water tank in Destin, Florida, is this year’s winner of the Tank of the Year competition sponsored by Tnemec Company, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance coatings.

The water tank was selected by a panel of water tank enthusiasts based on criteria such as artistic value, significance of the tank to the community, and challenges encountered during the project.

Painting a Seascape Mural

The winning tank was painted with Tnemec’s ultraviolet (UV) rays-resistant, Series 700 HydroFlon fluoropolymer finish. According to the manufacturer, this system will help the design look great for a long time, even in the hot and humid Florida climate.

“The tank includes a one-of-a-kind seascape mural that now stands high above Destin in an ultra-realistic homage to all the wildlife that call the Gulf of Mexico home,” explained Scott Keilbey, director of sales for the water tank market Tnemec. “From the beginning, Destin knew its tank would need to be unique, which is why they chose long-time water tank mural artist, Eric Henn, to complete the piece.”

Other water tanks among the top 12 finalists for 2020 are in Bossier City, Louisiana; Hot Springs, Arkansas; Muscatine, Iowa; Cumming, Iowa; White Bear Lake, Minnesota; Grafton, Ohio; Hutchinson, Kansas; Troy, Virginia; Jansen, Nebraska; Pain Court, Ontario; and Kansas City, Missouri.

People’s Choice Winner

Nearly 300 water tanks were nominated this year, and more than 23,000 online votes were cast from across the United States and Canada. Among those, the Bossier City tank won the People’s Choice competition, with 6,281total  votes from members of the public.

“This is the 15th anniversary of the competition, which recognizes municipalities for their aesthetic, creative, and innovative uses of Tnemec’s high-performance coatings on water storage tank projects,” Keilbey said. “This year’s finalists represent several different types of water tanks in various shapes and sizes, all of them impressive for one reason or another.”

As winner of the annual Tank of the Year contest, Destin’s tank will be featured as the month of January in Tnemec’s 2021 water tank calendar. All of the other finalists and nominees will be included in the following months.

For more information, contact: Tnemec, (816) 483-3400,

2020 Tnemec Tank of the Year from Tnemec Marketing on Vimeo.