Sunday, September 13, 2015

1911 Electric Pump Room

We are still at the High Level Pumping Station, in this room which was added in 1911 to the previous 1906 room where the steam engine was located. The electric pumps were replaced in the mid 1950s and the 6 units in this room pump water to west and central Toronto. My water actually comes through these pipes! The one thing that struck me about the whole pumping station was how clean and shiny it was as you can see from the gleaming floor.

19 comments:

The Furry Gnome said...

It really is remarkable when you think about the whole system!

Lowell said...

This place really got you all pumped up, didn't it? It's very nice and clean and shiny and it's also nice to know where one's water comes from...

TexWisGirl said...

how neat!

Andy said...

Cleanliness means pure drinking water.

llandudnopictures said...

They certainly do a fantastic job, it's all in pristine working order!

VP said...

So neat and well kept...

Cloudia said...

This is what civic pride looks like!






ALOHA
ComfortSpiral
=^..^=

William Kendall said...

It's a beautiful space inside!

Sharon Anck said...

It is amazingly clean and I love those blue pipes.

Revrunner said...

A lot better coming through those pipes than the ones that serve my neighborhood. Yuck!

Gosia k said...

impressive and old station

jennyfreckles said...

I'm often surprised that these kinds of places are kept so clean. I always expect them to seem greasy.

Michelle said...

wow, quite spotless

Glennis said...

Very very clean, well looked after.

Halcyon said...

I love seeing this place again.

EG CameraGirl said...

Clean for sure, And I like all that blus too.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Every element of the pumping station is immaculate Pat, you've got really super shots of the action. You'll probably think about it when you turn on your taps from now on :)

Karen S. said...

Such a clean and lovely place. I really like that blue paint too!

Stephanie said...

Pretty cool!