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Standpipe Open to Public 

The Thomas Hill Standpipe is over 100 years old and has become a landmark in Bangor.Earlier this evening folks got a chance to climb to the top of the tower and see a spectacular view of the area.The standpipe is only open to the public four days out of the year – one for each season. It opened at three this afternoon and closed at six.Hundreds of people poured in, and they all raved about the beautiful day and the picturesque view.There were bus loads of school kids there – and they seemed to enjoy the entire experience.”It’s really fun because you get to like walk around like a million, million, million times and when you go back down the stairs, it’s kind of fun when you count them.” says one young visitor.There are 100 steps to the top of the tower, and once you reach the observation deck, they say you can see for miles on a clear day. Almost 800 people visited the standpipe today. If you missed it, it will be open again on July 22. For more information you can visit the Bangor Water Disrict’s website at www.bangorwater.org.