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Columbia, South Carolina: Smiley Face Water Tank

Line-art grins turn water towers into happy faces in towns across the U.S. This one is a ground hugging spherical storage tank.

1200 Simon Tree Lane, Columbia, SC
I-77 exit 5 (Bluff Rd) north. At the first traffic light turn left on S. Beltline Rd. Follow this 1.5 miles until you see a sign for the Metro Wastewater Plant and turn left. This is Simon Tree Lane but there is no street sign on the corner. This street will take you as close as possible to the tank, which you'll see ahead on the right.
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Smiley Face storage tank.

Smiley Face Water Tower

Hard to get any closer since it's behind a security fence and with the smell you don't want much closer!

[Jeff Hammer, 01/24/2014]

Smiley Face water tank.

Smiley Face Water Tower

We had no idea Columbia had swamps! Until we drove around one for this picture.

[Jennifer, 01/22/2014]
Smiley Face Water Tower

The City of Columbia's Wastewater Treatment facility has a bulb-shaped blue water tower that has a Smiley Face painted with white paint that stares out at the cars passing on the I-77 bypass.

[Jeff Soward, 02/07/2005]

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