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Historic Nashville Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Omohundro Water Treatment Plant
May 13, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join Historic Nashville for a MEMBERS-ONLY tour of Omohundro Water Treatment Plant on May 13th, 2017.
The Omohundro Water Treatment Plant began in 1889 with the completion of the George Reyer Pumping Station and boiler house designed by Nashville architect, C.K. Colley. Steam powered pumps were used to pull water from the river and send it to the City Reservoir, originally constructed as a settling basin for the water before it was distributed. The first filtration treatment began in 1929 with the completion of the filtration building at the Omohundro campus. Although now using electric power rather than steam, all of these facilities remain in operation today, cleaning and distributing millions of gallons of water every day. Both the treatment plant and the reservoir are architectural treasures listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is a must see.
Additionally, a tour of the 8th Avenue Reservoir is anticipated, but due to upgrades currently in progress, this portion of the tour is tentative based on the construction schedule.
PLEASE NOTE: This tour is very limited and is strictly MEMBERS ONLY.
Carpooling is strongly encouraged. We will meet in the parking lot of the trolley barns by Pinewood Social. Please be in the lot on Lea avenue to the west of the bus barns no later than 9:45 AM.
Address is: 33 Peabody St Nashville, TN 37210 Map
If you have questions or concerns on the day of the event please call (312) 860-0307
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