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McNeill Street Pumping Station
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: Water Supply & ControlEra: 1880-1889DateCreated: 1887 Water Works MuseumShreveportState: LAZip: 71101Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asce.org/Project/McNeill-Street-Pumping-Station/Creator: Worthington, Henry R.

The city of Shreveport could not justify the cost of building a water distribution system solely for the purpose of supplying potable water. It was a series of disastrous fires in the 1880s that galvanized support for a pumping facility that would provide ample water for firefighting. 

YearAdded:
1999
Image Credit: Public Domain (National Park Service)Image Caption: McNeill Street Pumping StationEra_date_from: 1887
Lawrence Experiment Station
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: Civil Engineering ProfessionEra: 1880-1889DateCreated: 188637 Shattuck StreetLawrenceState: MAZip: 01843Country: USAWebsite: https://www.asce.org/project/lawrence-experimental-station/Creator: Mills, Hiram Francis, Hazen, Allen

Some of the station's notable achievements:  
The first method for detecting radioactive particles in water supplies  
A successful system of slow-sand filter beds for drinking water  
The landmark demonstration that microorganisms carried within filter media could degrade sewage 

YearAdded:
1975
Image Credit: Public Domain (Author's Choice)Image Caption: Lawrence Experiment StationEra_date_from: 1886
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