Here’s one way to celebrate a water tower anniversary

06/25/2014 2:00 PM |
Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter climbed the Riverhead water tower Wednesday morning. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter climbed the Riverhead water tower Wednesday morning. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

It’s a bird!

It’s a plane!

It’s a … supervisor?

Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Pulaski Street water tower by climbing it Wednesday morning.  

The supervisor, along with sewer district superintendent Michael Reichel and Arthur Eschete Jr., a consultant with H2M Water of Melville, climbed the 155-foot high tower, using the stairs on the side and harnesses in case any of them fell. They even brought a “Happy 100th Anniversary” sign up with them.

“It was very cool,” Mr. Walter said afterwards.

The tower is believed to be the last of the so-called “tin man” style water towers on Long Island, according to Riverhead Water District Superintendent Gary Pendzick.