Sunday, 1 May 2016

Marrickville, water pumping station (Theme Day: Smell)

A water pumping station is located along the railway line, at the end of Carrington Road, in the inner west suburb of Marrickville. The heritage listed site features the sewage pumping station, the former engineer's house, boiler house and chimney. It was built in 1900 in the Federation Romanesque architectural style. It is one of the oldest sewage pumping stations still in active service in the Sydney Water system and has the dual function of carrying sewage and stormwater. It was formerly powered by a coal fired boiler which is why it required a chimney stack.

17 comments:

  1. Very interesting, especially that it is still operational.

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  2. I thought you might show "Thornton's scent bottle' as you work so close to it.

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    1. It didn't cross my mind, Julie, but that would have been an excellent choice.

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  3. I must say that is a very chic pumping station!

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  4. A pumping station tower graced by a beautifully designed former home. Quite an interesting contrast.

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  5. It is a lovely building but I can imagine there may be a bit of aroma!

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  6. I wonder if this neighbourhood sometimes smell as bad as others do under similar condition?

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    1. I think when it operated in the early days the smell would have been bad but with innovations today it probably no longer does.

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  7. Nice entry, I wou;ld not have thought of... water.

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  8. What a beautiful building! Fine, that it still works.

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  9. How interesting. Quite an unusual building for its intended purpose.

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  10. I don't know if surroundings smells are good or not.
    It is very interesting that after a century it is still working.

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