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View Resource Inflow and Infiltration in Golden Valley

The city of Golden Valley (MN) Web site offers the interactive Inflow and Infiltration in Golden Valley activity. This Flash based animation attempts to show homeowners how connecting a sump pump directly to the sewer system, besides being illegal, can cause other unforeseen problems. The characters explain that this could lead to higher water and sewer charges and even basement flooding of...
View Resource Metropolis: New York City Water and Transit Infrastructure in Photographs

This remarkable collection from the New York Public Library's Digital Gallery has historic photographs of aqueducts, sewers, and other essentials that make up the Big Apple's infrastructure. The collection brings together over 600 images that document mass transit proposals and projects dating from 1867. Visitors can make their way through images of the construction of the Holland Tunnel, the...
View Resource The History of Sanitary Sewers

Though they may be most closely associated with the dramatic appearance of large creatures (such as alligators or raccoons), sanitary sewers are one of the most important pieces of infrastructure across the built-up areas of the world. For the past decade, Jon Schladweiler has collected copious amounts of material related to the history of sewage conveyance systems. Along with his various...