Water storage is provided in Perkins by standpipes and two water towers, located on Main Street and Highway 33.
Main Street Water Tower
In fall of 2016, the City of Perkins Main Street water tower was rehabilitated, through funding provided by a general obligation bond in the amount of $1.285 million approved by an election on April 5, 2016.
The water tower has been a symbol of Perkins since its construction in 1912, when bonds were approved in an election "to build a modern water system with water mains to supply the whole town."* The rehabilitation was completed by American Tank Restoration in October 2016.
*Queen City of The Cimarron, David Sasser and Mahlon Erickson, Evans Publications, Inc., 1989, p. 60 (Photo, p. 61)
Pistol Pete Elevated Water Tower
The same general obligation bond also provided for a new 250,000 gallon spheroidal water tower, located on Highway 33. Construction took place throughout most of 2017.
2016 Main Street Water Tower Photo Contest
A photo contest was held in November 2016, with winning photographs printed in the Perkins Journal, courtesy of publisher David Sasser.