Old pumping station

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Altes Pumpwerk
Altes Pumpwerk 2013JH01.jpg
The museum in 2013
Established 1913 (1913)
Location Bremen Coordinates: 53°04′48″N 8°53′21″E / 53.080015°N 8.8893°E / 53.080015; 8.8893
Website www.hansewasser.de

The Altes Pumpwerk or Old pumping station is located in Bremen in Germany. The disused sewage pumping station is now used as a museum showing the history of water treatment.

History[edit]

Historically the people of Bremen would tip their waste from their toilet windows into the river and this caused disease.[1]

The building was in use from 1913 to 1994 pumping sewage into the River Weser.[2] Initially the effluent was pumped into the river after very little treatment but later the waste products were cleaned first at a sewage treatment plant at Seahausen. A new pumping station was started in 1994 and this station was surplus to requirements. The museum was started by a group of volunteers including former employees in 1997. The museum won an award in 2010.

Description[edit]

The museum has many displays. It also has an entrance to the underground systems for water treatment.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The exhibition, Altes pumpwerk, retrieved 23 March 2014
  2. ^ Themenmuseen in Bremen, Bremen Tourist Office, retrieved 23 March 2014