Tuesday, July 25, 2006

The History of Sanitary Sewers

The History of Sanitary Sewers: "Over the past ten years, Jon Schladweiler, the Historian of the Arizona Water & Pollution Control Association, has researched and collected materials related to the history of sewage conveyance systems. Many of these have been displayed in a traveling exhibit entitled 'The Collection Systems Historical Photo and Artifacts Display.' "

Who would have guessed that there was a website devoted to the history of sewers? I like it mainly for this photo. Link via Incoming Signals.


  1. Scott Cupp9:31 AM

    I remeber when this photo was first posted. Scary thing. Guess there were no small creatures living near that pipe.

  2. Yet there are some who deny that there are alligators in our sewers!

  3. Thank you, not so much, for taking me back to the days when I wrote ad copy for wastewater treatment products like filter presses, screw pumps, and pneumatic sludge handling systems. Come to think of it, there were a few reptiles in the business.

  4. Tina did you check out the page of poems and songs about sewers? Did you ever write any?