Return Sludge Pumping Station, Fields Point Sewage Treatment Plant

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Return Sludge Pumping Station, Fields Point Sewage Treatment Plant
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Return Sludge Pumping Station, Fields Point Sewage Treatment Plant is located in Rhode Island
Return Sludge Pumping Station, Fields Point Sewage Treatment Plant
Return Sludge Pumping Station, Fields Point Sewage Treatment Plant is located in USA
Return Sludge Pumping Station, Fields Point Sewage Treatment Plant
Location Providence, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°47′40″N 71°23′18″W / 41.79444°N 71.38833°W / 41.79444; -71.38833Coordinates: 41°47′40″N 71°23′18″W / 41.79444°N 71.38833°W / 41.79444; -71.38833
Built 1934
Architect Office of City Engineer, Providence
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Other
MPS Public Works and Utilities--Sewage Treatment Facilities in Providence, 1895--1935 TR
NRHP Reference # 88003105[1]
Added to NRHP January 13, 1989

The Return Sludge Pumping Station, Fields Point Sewage Treatment Plant is an historic wastewater pumping station in the Field's Point Sewage Treatment Facility on Ernest Street in Providence, Rhode Island. It is a rectangular hip-roofed brick and concrete structure, located adjacent to the facility's aeration tanks, and is not readily visible from any public way. The building houses a number of large pumps in a large concrete substructure that is below grade. The facility was built in 1934-35, when the sewage treatment method was changed from a chemical process to a biological one, and is used to return biologically active sludge from the aeration tanks back into the treatment process. The pumps in the building are no longer original, having been replaced several times.[2] The building is one of three to survive in the Field's Point area from the early decades of Providence's wastewater treatment system. the others are the Ernest Street Sewage Pumping Station and the Chemical Building; the Sludge Press House was demolished sometime in the last 30 years.

The pumping station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Staff (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Return Sludge Pumping Station" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-27. 

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