Ortley Beach residents complain about dolphins missing from water tower art

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TOMS RIVER, New Jersey — Some residents in a town that was devastated by Superstorm Sandy are angry that their water tower doesn't look the same.

New Jersey American Water repainted "Ortley Beach" and two dolphins on the north side of its tower. But the mirror image on the south side was replaced by the company's name and logo.

Some residents in the Toms River community say the dolphins are landmarks that were first painted in 1993.

New Jersey American Water spokesman Peter Eschbach tells the Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/1loWBXA ) the Ortley Beach name and dolphins were left on one side of the tower as a sign of respect after Sandy wiped out much of the beach community. Eschbach says less than 12 of its 241 water towers have any art work.

Information from: Asbury Park (N.J.) Press, http://www.app.com

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