Saturday, September 11, 2010

Water Works

This is the Quincy Pumping Station, located on the northerly limits of Merrymount Park. This facility was rebuilt in 2003 to help pump sewerage to a larger treatment facility before it's final destination - Boston Harbor. The original Quincy Pumping Station was taken over by the state in 1901. All Quincy's sewerage facilities are owned and operated by the state (MWRA)and they were all updated as part of the Clean Harbors Act to reduce the pollution in Boston Harbor.

I like the design of this public works building and the materials used, especially those glass blocks. I would like to get inside to photograph.

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