Milwaukee River Flushing Pump

Milwaukee River Flushing Pump (HM12K2)

Location: Milwaukee, WI 53202 Milwaukee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 3.213', W 87° 53.208'

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— National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark —

This pump, designed by Edwin Reynolds (1831-1909) and built by the Edward P. Allis Company, is the major component of one of the earliest water-pollution control systems. It was capable of pumping more than a half billion gallons of water a day, the highest-capacity pump in the world when installed. It still is used during the summer to pump water from Lake Michigan into the Milwaukee River upstream of the downtown area. This maintains a current in the lower portion of the river and greatly reduces the concentration of pollutants.
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HM NumberHM12K2
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Year Placed1992
Placed ByThe American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 6:30am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 427780 N 4767143
Decimal Degrees43.05355000, -87.88680000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 3.213', W 87° 53.208'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 3' 12.78" N, 87° 53' 12.48" W
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Area Code(s)414, 262
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1701 N Lincoln Memorial Dr, Milwaukee WI 53202, US
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