Walnut Street Pumping Station

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Title

Walnut Street Pumping Station

Description

Black & white photo image.
on back: Located at end of Walnut Street and Ohio River. Picture shows sewage and storm water flowing into Ohio River by gravity. But when river reaches a stage of 47 feet it will back up this sewage into the manholes and the streets, creating a dangerous health hazard. when completed this pumping station will be able to function when the river is up to a 77 foot stage. The two pumps have a capacity of 6000 gallons each. There is a 160,000 gallon reservoir for we sage beneath this structure. Cost of this pumping station is $63,000 of which the WPA is furnishing $50,000. Shown Standing is Jerome C. Zuercher, Portsmouth WPA area engineer.

Creator

unknown

Date

1930s

Coverage

Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio

Rights

Portsmouth Public Library

Citation

unknown, “Walnut Street Pumping Station,” Local History Digital Collection, accessed August 12, 2020, https://www.yourppl.org/history/items/show/4999.

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