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Description of the Crossness Pumping Engines for the Metropolitan Main Drainage Works
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
These Pumping Engines, which have been constructed at the writer's works, are situated at Crossness Point, where the Southern Outfall Sewer for the drainage of the southern portion of London discharges into the Thames, about four miles below Woolwich. This outfall sewer being at a low level, with its bottom about 8 feet below the mean low-wat,er level, the sewage has to be lifted by pumping, to a level sufKciently high for discharging it into the river soon after high water; the time fordoi:10.1243/pime_proc_1867_018_018_02 fatcat:co5lb27wxre2fhun4kqoeoqxhy