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Report - Unique 3, Lancs - May 2012.

Ojay

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Unique 3, Lancs

Essentially a deep level interceptor sewer (some 50ft below ground) which serves a town North of Oldham

(Apologies for the shit pics, as it was misty as hell in here and the camera refused to work on more than one occasion)

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Despite a couple of setbacks, I finally managed locate and nail another one off a 2 year old list of research leads..

Finding a safe way into this place proved difficult, yet despite the weather, the human traffic and the fact I knew only too well it was going to be sketch as fuck I persevered

Rewind two weeks, and with bad weather and a Police chopper about, I had to abort the 2 previous excursions :banghead

Still a decent recce gave me the confidence that this COULD be done, all I needed now was a break in the weather

It's understandable really why all the lids were locked here, but with some patience, managed to budge some weighty ironwork

Having removed said liddage, a huge cloud of festering shite billowed out, and in the end had to wait over 30 mins before it felt safe to head on down

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Here a 3 tier, laddered 50ft maintenance shaft which also doubled up as a detention tank/combined storm overflow for the deep level sewer below

Initially I climbed down for a quick look and shot straight back up as I wasn't feeling it, despite it looking cool as fuck!

With hindsight I really need to get my gas meter fixed


16ft down, this ladder to an inspection landing stage within the 50ft chamber

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An initial look down revealed the sewer below, however there was more to come

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Another long ladder down allowed us to stand above the CSO, revealing more ladders to the overflow and 4m trunk sewer below

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2 more sets of ladders (a good 20 ft down) lead to both the sewer and overflow, which indeed was a unique setup as far as I have seen so far

The ladders to the left of the above shot ^^ take you to the interceptor sewer below

Despite the air quality in here, the silted excrement and heavy flow prevented further upsteam access so I settled on the following pic looking down


The sewer enters through a 10ft RCP, and exits via a concrete barrier through a 2ft slot to the chamber beyond

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Having braved the climb down I managed to grab this quick shot before the camera finally packed in AGAIN!

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Lastly, from the level above (as seen in pic 5) the first set of ladders on the right take you down to a smaller overflow chamber

(Here any discharge exits through the 'square window' from the sewer behind and via a deep sump outfalls a through a 1.2m RCP a good 40m to the river below)

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The overflow chamber is infact split into two, with the far ladders taking you to the other half of the detention system with additional overflow being carried via a 2ft channel from the sewer (as seen in pic 7)


Finally, the outfall into the river further downstream

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I conclude, the Nikon D7000, if nothing else fails big time in sewers, a suitable replacement is required immediately following this thread...
 

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