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Sunday 10 July 2005

On sewerhistory.org you’ll find writings and images illustrating the history of sewerage systems. It’s based on the work of Jon Schladweiler, historian of the Arizona Water & Pollution Control Association. (Thanks to Pruned for pointing this out.)Postcard

Banquet Hall in the Dry Run Sewer, Waterloo, Iowa. In 1904, Waterloo, tired of cleaning up after floods, decided to enclose Dry Run Creek in a large storm sewer. To celebrate its completion, the Iowa League of Municipalities then held its annual banquet within the sewer. Guests entered at points between Randolph and Wellington and found a sumptuous feast laid for 400. [Text and image of a commemorative postcard from the sewerhistory.org website].

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