SU4924 : Twyford Waterworks - softening tank and filter house

taken 3 years ago, near to Twyford, Hampshire, Great Britain

Twyford Waterworks - softening tank and filter house.
Twyford Waterworks - softening tank and filter house.
The nearest building is a big covered settling tank where the limed water is settled before being drawn off through the Haines's patent filters in the building at right angles in the distance. The filters caught both the precipitated calcium salts and the activated carbon that adsorbed any oil in the water due to the diesel pumping plant. When volunteer staffing permits the green door at this end is opened and the public can stand on a platform above the tank.

This is a very fine preserved Edwardian waterworks and will be even finer in 2015 when the Babcock and Wilcox watertube boilers and Hathorn, Davey triple expansion steam engine return to steam.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 7 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 9 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Water resources 
Primary Subject of Photo
Water Infrastructure 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 4929 2486 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:1.2605N 1:17.9180W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 4930 2484
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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