August 7, 2013—Lake Zurich IL—Dothan Utilities, the water agency for the City of Dothan, Alabama, has received the Steel Tank Century Club award from the Steel Water Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association (STI/SPFA), in recognition of the utility’s 116 year old “Dixie Standpipe.” The 180,000 gallon, riveted steel water tank has been in service since 1897. A recognition plaque was presented to the City of Dothan at its August 6, 2013, City Commission meeting. Don Nason, Business Development Manager for CBI, an STI/SPFA member company, represented the association at the event.

“Our steel water tank or pipe Century Club awards are presented to municipalities or utility management agencies whose steel water tanks or pipe have been in continuous service in the water delivery infrastructure for more than 100 years,” said Wayne Geyer, executive vice president of STI/SPFA.

“We’re proud to receive this recognition for our Dixie Standpipe,” said Billy Mayes, Director of Dothan Utilities. “This 180,000 gallon standpipe was the first water storage tank constructed in Dothan. It’s an historical landmark to the citizens of Dothan, as it has stood tall at its original location for 116 years.”

There are now 24 cities and utility companies throughout the United States that have received STI/SPFA’s Century Club award for steel water storage tanks and pipe. Those interested in achieving this honor may apply at