Fleet Street Pumping Station, Ottawa, Station de Pompage de la rue Fleet - Ottawa, Ontario
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N 45° 24.985 W 075° 42.659
18T E 444371 N 5029456
Quick Description: The Fleet Street Pumping Station, designed by architect Thomas Keefer, was Ottawa's first pumping station. La station de pompage de la rue Fleet, conçue par l'architecte Thomas Keefer, a été la première station de pompage à Ottawa.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 11/7/2019 7:29:50 AM
Waymark Code: WM11KHK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
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Long Description:
Inscription on the plaque - Inscription sur la plaque:

National Historic
Engineering site

Fleet Street Pumping Station

Originally constructed to provide a safe
water supply for public use and for fire
fighting purposes, this pumping station
remains a lasting tribute to the prominent
civil engineers responsible for its design and
construction. Due to their innovative use of
water power to drive the pumping equipment
and superb engineering skills, the fleet street
pumping station continues to be a key
component of the City of Ottawa's water
supply system.

Site Historique
National
du Génie Civil

Poste de Pompage de la rue Fleet

Construit initialement pour assurer
l'alimentation en eau potable et lutter contre
les incendies, ce poste de pompage demeure
un hommage aux éminents ingénieurs civils qui en
ont assuré la conception et la construction. Le
poste utilise de façon novatrice la force
hydraulique pour actionner les équipements de
pompage. Le poste de pompage de la rue Fleet est
demeuré un élément essentiel du système
d'apprivoisement en eau de la ville d'Ottawa.

1874-75 Construction Engineer Thomas C. Keefer Ingenieur Municipal
1888 - Expansion Robert Surtees Ingenieur Municipal
1901 - Expansion Newton Kerr Ingenieur Municipal

Canadian Society for Civil Engineering - La Société-Canadienne de Génie Civil
Location:
The Fleet Street Pumping Station is located at the end of the Ottawa Aqueduct and is accessible from Fleet and Lett Streets from the West and Commissioner Street and Pooley's Bridge from the East. La station de pompage de la rue Fleet est située à l'extrémité de l'aqueduc d'Ottawa et est accessible à partir des rues Fleet et Lett situées à l'ouest et de la rue Commissioner et du pont Pooley's situés à l'est.


Type of structure/site: Pumping Station - Station de Pompage

Date of Construction: 1874 - 1875

Engineer/Architect/Builder etc.: Thomas C. Keefer - Robert Surtees - Newton Kerr

Engineering Organization Listing: Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE)

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Web Site: [Web Link]

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