1. Welcome to 28DaysLater.co.uk - 28DL - The UK Urban Exploring / Urban Exploration / Urbex Forums.

    Asylums and Hospitals, High Stuff, Industrial, Leisure Sites, Residential Sites, Military Sites, Mines and Quarries, ROC Posts, Theatres and Cinemas, Draining, Underground Sites, European and International Sites, Leads, Rumours and News, Kit, Clothing, Equipment, Photography and Video sections plus a lot more.

    Please feel free to browse this website as a guest. Creating an account removes some ads, allows you to post replies, start new topics and threads, and gives you access to more features including bookmarking, live chat, messaging and notification systems.

    Create an account | Login | Request new password

Report - The 'Processor' and Potters Lane CSO, Manchester - April 2010

Discussion in 'UK Draining Forum' started by Ojay, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. Ojay

    Ojay Admin
    Staff Member Admin

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2008
    Messages:
    4,885
    Likes Received:
    1,830
    The Processor Drain, Manchester.

    Upstream from the infall of Inhospitable that flows through into the Works chamber we visited a few weeks back is the Processor.

    _1014989.jpg

    It's proper name is Potters Lane Combined Sewer Overflow which runs into the Moston Brook; the Processor filters out the nuggets before discharging the sewerfresh into the Brook. (Not that often I hasten to add!).

    However there are a couple of CSO's upstream, one of which is leaking :eek: and discharging sewerfresh into the Brook (Nice), which went some way to explaining the amount of poop in 'Inhospitable' we encountered whilst in there, oh and the smell.

    Here is a picture of the section underground near to where the Processor is situated during construction

    potters2.jpg

    This was probably the inspection chamber I passed on the way, here was the entrance into it

    _1015001_stitch.jpg

    And here is a much older piccy I found from back when it was first constructed

    old_outfall.jpg

    Anyway after entering the outfall of the CSO, which has been repaired in recent years due to the collapse of the existing brickwork, it was a bit of a mooch upstream in a large RBP before eventually joining up with the less interesting RCP.

    _1014979.jpg

    Looking downstream

    _1014984.jpg

    Into the RBP

    _1014994.jpg

    And on...

    _1015009.jpg

    Again this was a fair mooch, over half a mile as the pipe twisted left then right then left before eventually straightening out. The whole section I'm led to believe is just under 2 miles long before it finally reaches the infall.

    RBP meets RCP

    _1015022.jpg

    More RCP beyond the Processor

    _1015025.jpg

    On the way I passed some smaller surface overflows and at least 2 smaller CSO's one of which leaks sewerfresh. Also there was a large inspection chamber on the left about halfway up, I didn't bother with this as I have seen my share of these before.

    Eventually after about another 200 yards I arrived at the entrance to the 'processor room'.

    tube_pano2.jpg

    On the way in you pass this smaller concrete section where sewerfresh once again flows through

    into_processor.jpg

    Through to the left, one arrives in the giant 'processor room'. Here this machine kicks in when the sewer levels breach the chamber to filter out the poop, not that it matters as it's leaking anyway!

    ProcessRoom.jpg

    _1015083_stitch.jpg

    Processor2.jpg

    You can see the sewerfresh flowing through on the otherside

    sewerfresh.jpg

    Anyway didn't stick around in here too long as the air quality was poor, it stunk real bad, was very humid and taking piccy's was difficult due to the mist and poop particles filtering the light of the torch.

    Outta here

    _1015146.jpg

    _1014998.jpg

    Thanks for looking :thumb
     

    Attached Files:

    Remove this ad by donating or subscribing.

Draft saved Draft deleted

Users Who Have Read This Thread (Total: 0)

Share This Page

Remove this ad by creating an account and logging in