Sited at the highest point of the town, the water tower (A) a plain concrete structure painted white is visually prominent from the north and provides a gravity feed of water to the area. The water tower has also become a central supporting structure for many radio and mobile telephone aerials. Single aerial masts are also located next to the railway station and in the Ardglen industrial estate.
There are no other significant masts within the town or parish boundary. The residents want this situation to be maintained to minimise the visual impact of new masts and preserve the existing country character of the town and parish.