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Author
Aitken, A. W.
Title
The Western Springs Waterworks - Auckland
In
First International and Eighth Australian Engineering Heritage Conference 1996: Shaping Our Future; Proceedings
Imprint
Institution of Engineers, Australia, Barton, ACT, 1996, pp. 63-68
ISBN/ISSN
0858256614
Url
https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=624930630241935;res=IELENG
Abstract

With the need to develop a safe reliable water supply reaching crisis point, early Auckland City fathers, after a decade of procrastination and 13 consultant reports, finally decided to develop the source of supply known as the Western Springs in 1874. Things then moved quickly. They engaged an Engineer, William Errington, to prepare plans for the complete scheme, including Beam Engine, Engine House, Impoundment Lake, Service and Main Reservoirs, and the complete reticulation system. They also set about raising a 100,000 pound loan immediately. The resultant steam driven Beam Engine Pumps and Pumphouse, are fine examples of Victorian Engineering, and remain on site today to form the nucleus of Auckland's Museum of Transport and Technology.

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