A friend of his had suggested the idea earlier this year. He wasn’t convinced at first, but after a few months he changed his tune.
“After I got to thinking about it, I thought ‘that would be kind of unique.’ I mean, you see windmills, you see wishing wells, you see other lawn ornaments, so I took up the challenge and decided to make it,” said Kevin Bebensee.
Then he began the process of finding the right parts to create the right shape.
“I threw this thing together with a washtub, an old metal saucer sled, the bottom of a barbeque grill, there’s a pie tin in there,” said Bebensee. “A little hodge podge of everthing I guess.”
After that, he finished the top with vinyl stars and strips.
“I do also fly a flag occasionally, but here, I have a permanent flag.”
And to keep up to flag code, he even put an LED light on the top of it to keep this flag lit at night.
Kevin says he was surprised by how much attention his water tower has gotten already, with about 30 people stopping by on the first day.
“I enjoy the fact that other people enjoy it.”