It was on the strength of photos of water towers on flickr.com that BWTAS came across this site.
Although BWTAS wasn't constituted to be a preservationist society, most of its members take the view that such decisions about water towers cannot be made without all the facts. We don't know if the water tower is threatened but it is fairly typical that it has become a symbol of the campaign.
There are any number of commercial possibilities for a disused water tower and many water towers have historic and architectural value, if only it could be properly researched. As the thousands of photos testify, water towers seem to inspire great numbers of photographers, sculptors, painters and even poets. Their inspirational effect on musicians is well documented.