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Marion, Virginia: Hot and Cold Water Tower Tanks

It's that never stale gag labeling of side-by-side water towers -- only in this case it's two ground storage tanks.

160 Watermill Rd., Marion, VA
I-81 exit 47, north onto Lee Hwy/US Hwy 11, head west to first left onto CR 693, which turns into Water Mill Rd. At the LDS church, turn right, tanks are on the hill on the left.
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Hot and Cold Water Tanks.

Hot and Cold Water Tower Tanks

These tanks are on property that is enclosed by a fence. You have to drive off the main road a bit to find them. The turn is right beside a hospital.

[Angie, 09/21/2013]
Hot and Cold Water Tower Tanks

Kinda hard to see in the summer from I-81 S (it's on the right hand side, set up on the hill) because of the leaves on the trees, but if you're looking for it you'll see it!

[Sarah, 08/11/2011]
Hot and Cold Water Tanks

As far as we could find, you could not see the Marion water tanks from the interstate. However, it is right beside the water treatment plant in Marion, located at 160 Watermill Road. From there you can see a great view of the water tower and get some pictures.

[AshleyNicole, 09/25/2010]

Hot and Cold Water Towers.

Hot and Cold Water Tower Tanks

Along Interstate 80, tucked in the mountainside, stand two water tower tanks for Marion, Virginia. What is unusual is that one is labeled cold and the other hot.

[M Ruth Sullivan, 04/02/2005]

Here's another set of nutty hot and cold water towers.

Hot and Cold Water Towers

As you travel down I-81 through the eastern edge of the VA Blue Ridge through Marion, you can view what may be the only pair of hot and cold water towers. A twin pair of water tanks sit on the hill, painted white and labeled HOT and COLD.

[Ruby, 07/21/2001]

Search on "Hot and Cold Water Towers" in RogerTM to see other towns employing this same gag.

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