Water Tower Quiz
Test your Hāwera Water Tower knowledge with the quiz below - or perhaps take the time to learn some new facts and stats about our historical landmark.
How many steps do you have to climb to get to the top gallery?
How thick are the walls of the Water Tower?
The thickness of the tower walls vary between 300mm to 180mm at the higher levels.
How much does the Tower lean by?
The Tower leans by 3 inches (just over 7.5cm)
What is the height of the Water Tower?
The Tower stands 54.21m (168 feet) tall.
- is 45.72m (483 feet) above ground
- is 146.92m (483 feet) above sea level
- Lower gallery is 37.48m (123 feet)
- 4th level is 49.27m (161 feet)
- 3rd level is 20.2m (66 feet)
- 2nd level is 11.26m (37 feet)
- 1st level is 2.43m (8 feet)
What is the total exterior area of the Water Tower?
How much water could the Tower hold when full up (when it still had the water tanks)?
681,913 litres or 150,000 gallons
What is the weight of the Tower?
It weighs 1,548 tonnes when empty and 2,264 tonnes when filled.
How much did it cost to build the Tower?
It cost ₤4,510 which included ₤520 unauthorised expenditure which was for the cost of 'deleaning' the Tower.