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Report - Water Tower York

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by Simon_M, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. Simon_M

    Simon_M 28DL Member
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    May 10, 2011
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    Thought I would share these with you. Not the best quality as I only had my point and shoot camera on me.

    I recently had some work to do at this disused water tower. Apparentley it holds 1 million litres of water. Water towers have been around for 100's of years, the main function is to increase water pressure in a domestic water system to that of a usable level. This one is just over 30m high so would have increased pressure to around 45psi.

    The chap from the water board told me one of the main reasons for it being put out of service is that no one would go into the tank itself to do the maintenance as the ladder was dangerous. Sadly the door to gain access to the inside of the tank was jammed, as I wouldn't have minded a nosey around in there.

    Some pictures:

    Entrance door


    Looking up at the bottom of the tank:


    On the way up:


    York Minster in the background:


    Penthouse at the top:


    View looking down through the access in the middle of the tank, you can just make out the metal door that leads to the ladder inside the tank:


    Big pipes:


    View from the underneath of the tank:


    More big pipes:


    Overview of the whole thing:




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