Volunteers Norm Duerr, left, and Dan Steiner at the top of the renovated tower. | Karen Morrison photo

City preserves the past for the future

Humboldt’s 100-year-old water tower represents the struggle to obtain a good water supply on the Prairies

HUMBOLDT, Sask. — Volunteers scaled ladders and catwalks in cramped darkened spaces to renovate Humboldt’s derelict water tower in 1998. At the top, Norm Duerr, Hubert Possberg, Ed Brockmeyer and Matt Breker found pigeon droppings half a metre deep on the floor above the water tank. “It was quite a terrible job,” said Duerr. They […] Read more