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Roxborough’s River and Water: A History

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

For almost 100 years the Roxborough Pumping Station, just above the Flat Rock Dam, was a landmark on the Schuylkill River, pumping water into two reservoirs on high ground to serve the city’s northwestern section. In this illustrated talk, Adam Levine, historian for Philadelphia Water, reveals why the system was built, how it worked, why it was abandoned, and its ultimate dereliction and demolition in 2011. River pollution and flooding, drownings, water filtration, the revitalization of the reservoirs as parkland, and the planned restoration of the canal locks at Flat Rock will also be discussed. Adam Levine has been researching the history of the city’s water system since 1998, and this brand-new talk is not to be missed. His website is phillyh2o.org.

This event is cosponsored by the Philadelphia Water Department, the Upper Roxborough Civic Association, the Roxborough Manayunk Conservancy, the Friends of the Upper Roxborough Reservoir Preserve, and Residents of the Shawmont Valley.

Details

Date:
October 15
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://schuylkillcenter.cloud9strategies.com/river-days/

Organizers

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
Alliance for Watershed Education

Venue

Online
39658 Mission Boulevard, Fremont, CA 94539, USA.
fremont, CA 94539 American Samoa
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Phone:
5108496155
Website:
https://www.simpliv.com
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