Sunday, March 25, 2018

Pic Today 3/25/18



WHERE OUR 
DRINKING WATER
COMES FROM

This is one of two
water intake houses
in the middle of the
Mississippi River,
where St. Louis gets
it's drinking water.

Built in 1894
and still operating today,
down river from the
Chain of Rocks bridge,
at mile marker 190.2.
Constructed from cut stone
and concrete, to pipe water
to the treatment plant,
withstanding floods and
barge traffic for 124 years.

Wow.

 

3 comments:

  1. Las cosa bien hechas duran muchos años, preciosa construcción.
    Un abrazo Rick

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  2. Great!!!...an impressive site, congratulations!!! ;)

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  3. Something I didn't know to exist in the Mississipi! Nice!

    Kisses, Rick :)

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