Goole water tower restoration

Work is progressing to restore Goole's historic 150 foot water tower, known as the Saltpot. The town's MP Andrew Percy is being given a guided tour to see how the job is going.

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The Goole water tower in numbers

The water tower in Goole is a very well known landmark in the town but it can be difficult to appreciate the scale of the structure. Here are some statistics:

  • The tower holds 3.4m litres of water (enough to fill 1½ Olympic swimming pools)
  • The structure is around 50 metres tall (165 feet)
  • It supplies the entire population of Goole, estimated at 19,360 people.
  • Almost a mile of scaffolding was needed to reach the top.
  • The repairs will cost around £420,000

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