Elevated Water Storage Tanks
McDermott’s experience in the design and construction of water storage is unmatched. Over the past century, McDermott has built more than 25,000 elevated water tanks. Our dedication to better designs and storage technologies has led to the production of both our Waterspheroid® and, for larger capacity requirements, our composite elevated tanks. Our composite elevated tanks combine a reinforced concrete support pedestal with a welded steel tank.
McDermott has one of the best safety performance benchmarks in our industry, and we are the first engineering, procurement and construction company to win the Green Cross for Safety medal.
McDermott developed the Waterspheroid® tank in 1954 as a larger-capacity alternative to our original Watersphere® tank. Today, the Waterspheroid tank is our most popular style of elevated water storage tank, providing reliable service to thousands of municipalities and industries.
The Hydropillar® elevated tank is one of the more popular styles of elevated water storage tanks in use today. The tank has a large, strong support pillar, an attractive appearance and a multipurpose interior space.
Over the past two decades, we’ve built numerous composite elevated tanks (CETs) across the United States. CETs combine the tensile strength of steel with the compressive characteristics of concrete. The result is a long-lasting water storage tank that can be cost-effective in larger sizes.