Pumping Stations

WHS that include Pumping Stations. Pumping stations, also called a pumphouse in situations such as drilled wells and drinking water, are facilities including pumps and equipment for pumping fluids from one place to another. They are used for a variety of infrastructure systems, such as the supply of water to canals, the drainage of low-lying land, and the removal of sewage to processing sites. (wiki)

Connected Sites

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Beemster Polder Beemster Windmill was for pumping water
Heritage of Mercury Idrija: "The newest Kamšt water pump built in Idrija and still preserved dates back to 1790. It was used to pump water from the mine all until 1948..... Using a special mast structure it pumped water from a depth of up to 280 metres. It has been preserved to this very day and is considered one of the most important technical monuments in Slovenia." (Nom File)
Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal
Kinderdijk Its famous windmills are "pumping stations" and it also includes the Wisboom Pumping station - originally steam but now diesel.
Mining Cultural Landscape Erzgebirge Numerous examples of pumping equipment e.g "In Joseph Schacht, at the level of the Adam Stolln (adit), two cast-iron water-column engines (built 1833/1863), represent a remarkable survival of pumping equipment that is relatively complete and in its original location. These are set in an architecturally fine, and visually impressive, masonry engine chamber and balance chamber." (Nom File)
Ombilin Coal Mining Heritage of Sawahlunto Ranith Water Pumping Station
Rjukan / Notodden Rjukan: "Some of the town's waterworks buildings also remain, including the pressure reservoir and pumping station." (nom file)
Tarnowskie Góry Lead-Silver-Zinc Mine "the Adolph Shaft Waterworks with remains of a 19th century steam-powered water-pumping station;" (AB eval)
The Slate Landscape of Northwest Wales The hydro station operates using water pumped to higher levels at off peak times
Versailles Pumps took water from the bottom of the Grand Canal back uphill to a reservoir to be recycled and used again in Versailles. In the past this was done by windmill- and horse-driven pumps, but now they have been replaced by modern pumps.
Water Management System of Augsburg
Zollverein Several "Pumping Stations are included - e.g "At the Essen-Schonnebeck pumping station, a 500 m long section of a developed bricklined drainage canal has been preserved. It documents the mine´s activities relating to the control of the gravitational flow into receiving waters" (nom file)


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