Water Tower (Elma, Iowa)

When the Howard County town of Elma was established in 1886, water facilities consisted of private wells and cisterns. In 1914, a contract was signed with Des Moines Bridge & Iron Company for the construction of a water works system and tower for Elma. The 50,000 gallon tank sits on an 100-foot-tall steel trestle; a new well was connected to the tower in 1943.