Tnemec Names Moorhead Water Tank as 2021 Tank of the Year

Tnemec named a 750,000-gallon composite elevated water tank in Moorhead, Minnesota as its 2021 Tank of the Year. Photo courtesy of Tnemec.

Tnemec (Kansas City, Missouri, USA) recently announced the winner of its 2021 Tank of the Year competition: an energetic, colorful wrap-around mural covering a 750,000-gallon composite elevated water tank in Moorhead, Minnesota. This mural was completed using HydroFlon, Tnemec’s fluoropolymer finish, the company said in a statement.

The Moorhead water tank was named Tank of the Year after months of competition in which nearly 300 water tanks of all varieties from across the U.S. and Canada were considered. Since the contest began in 2006, Tnemec has looked for entries that best exemplify innovative and creative uses of its coatings and chosen among the most impressive coatings projects in the water tank industry.

The winning tank project was completed in July 2021 by engineering firm Apex Engineering Group (Fargo, North Dakota, USA) for asset owner Moorhead Public Service, a local water and electric utility. As Tnemec notes in its announcement, “the project team has now added another stunning water tank to their skyline that will retain its vibrant color and gloss for a long time, and serve as a community billboard for visitors near and far.”

As for the other finalists in the 2021 Tank of the Year competition: a long-standing legged water tank in Brunswick, Georgia that used nearly 500 gallons of coatings came in as the first runner-up, followed by a local water tank in Edmonton, Kentucky and a composite elevated tank in Elmendorf, Texas. To see the complete list of 12 tank finalists, visit

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