Palatka Waterworks

Palatka Waterworks (HM2EG7)

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1886-1986

Whitewater Branch was the primary water source for Palatka
In 1886-87 Wheeler and Parks Company of Boston, Mass., built the Palatka Waterworks. The steam pumping machinery delivered one million gallons of water in 24 hours. In 1947, the spring flow was still sufficient to fill the normal needs of the city. The Waterworks continued to operate until 1986.
Whitewater Branch continued to feed the St. Johns River
The construction of the Waterworks east of the ravines modified Whitewater Branch. The water ran through a brick-lined channel towards the Waterworks. Part of it poured into a reservoir, to he pumped to Palatka citizens. The rest flowed into the marshes and the St. Johns River. Whitewater Branch is fed by numerous small springs and seeps within the ravines.
The clear waters of Whitewater Branch have provided water to people for thousands of years.
(photo captions) · The Worthington Steam Pump was capable of pumping 1 million gallons of water in 24 hours.
· Palatka Waterworks, renovated in 2001. The Waterworks is an important focal point for the history of Palatka.
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HM NumberHM2EG7
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Placed ByFlorida State Parks
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Date Added Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 at 1:04pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees0.00000000, 0.00000000
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