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Waterworks Museum (Cape Town)

The Waterworks Museum is located on the northern side of Table Mountain, between the Woodhead and Hely-Hutchinson Reservoirs, in Cape Town, South Africa. The museum was founded in 1972 by Terence Timoney, a retired waterworks engineer. The museum houses a display of memorabilia from the construction of the dams on Table Mountain which include a beautifully restored narrow gauge steam engine. It has an interesting display of original equipment, hand tools, instruments and photographs and includes the original well-preserved steam locomotive used to haul equipment from the old cableway at Kasteelspoort.

Water Supply Museum

The Water Supply Museum is a museum in Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia, Greece. It is located in the Sfageion area near the city’s western entry point. The museum began operating in February 2001. It is housed in the historical building known as the Old Pump House belonging to the Thessaloniki Water Supply and Sewage Company (EYATh). This building was constructed between 1890 and 1892 by a Belgian company, as part of the campaign to modernize Thessaloniki, along with other construction projects like the railways and the gasworks, and later on the electricity company and the tram network.

Louisville WaterWorks Museum opened in the west wing of a renovated and restored interior of Pumping Station No. 1 on Zorn Avenue at 3005 River Road in Louisville, Kentucky overlooking the Ohio River. The building was constructed from 1858 until 1860 as part of Louisville's original water works. It was listed as a National Historic Landmark in 1971.

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Fairmount Water Works

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Mount Druitt Waterworks was a water park in Mount Druitt, New South Wales, Australia. It was opened in 1981 and initially was very successful, however in later years costly upgrades and declining sales forced the park to close in 1991. It was operated jointly with the Manly Waterworks (1981) which remains open, and Cairns Waterworks (1980). It was located at Stout Road, Mount Druitt, near the foot bridge on the northern side of the railway lines.

Shreveport Waterworks Pumping Station

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The Grand Junction Waterworks Company was a utility company supplying water to parts of west London in England. The company was formed as an offshoot of the Grand Junction Canal Company in 1811 and became part of the publicly owned Metropolitan Water Board in 1903.

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Tai Tam Waterworks Heritage Trail

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Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System government regulatory agency

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Worthington-Simpson

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Mersin Water Museum

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Goulburn Pumping Station

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