Kōrero: Sewage, water and waste

Western Springs pumping station, 1890s

Western Springs pumping station, 1890s

In the 1890s the Auckland City Council pumping station (left) at Western Springs provided drinking water for the city. Supplying clean water was a challenge in cities that had no sewerage systems, as seepage from cesspits and drains polluted wells and streams.

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Christine Dann, 'Sewage, water and waste - Dirt and disease', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/24427/western-springs-pumping-station-1890s (accessed 15 October 2019)

Story by Christine Dann, published 11 Mar 2010