Built in 1978 to replace the aging water tower, it recently had its original stand pipe replaced.
At 300,000 gallons, water for the city flows from the tank daily. The water plant replenishes that water daily. Water towers serve as an identification sign for communities. Seen for miles, they are often the tallest structure in town. Springfield is unique in that is has not one, not two, but three water towers dotting the horizon. Along with the two city towers, the Department of Corrections erected a water tower to provide sufficient pressure and reserve water the Mike Durfee State Prison. The city water plant also provides water for that tower.