I have served on a large rural water board for over 20 years and I can tell you for a fact that absolutely no one wants a water tower on or near their property. The water board does extensive property research along with engineering and feasibility studies. We also take into consideration the impact on personal and commercial property, but for the most part the tower will be built where it will function and provide the maximum output for consumer consumption.
Lawsuits and threat of lawsuits are a normal part of the equation not just with towers but also waterlines, pump stations and anything related to water production. If you have you ducks in a row the courts will almost always side with what’s best for the community.