"Les Egouts de Paris" - A tour of the Paris Sewers (1)
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Entrance to tour. Tours of the Paris sewers have been popular since the 1800s, when the newly-designed sewers were the pride of Paris.

Source: Ed Curley, Pima County Wastewater Management Department, Tucson, Arizona.

Bust of Eugene Belgrand. Baron Georges Haussmann and his chief engineer Eugene Belgrand started a dramatic transformation of the Paris sewers, initiated in the early 1850s as part of the comprehensive reconstruction of the city’s infrastructure during the Second Empire of Napoleon III.

Source: Ed Curley, Pima County Wastewater Management Department, Tucson, Arizona.

Displays at Sewer Museum, Paris, France.

Source: Ed Curley, Pima County Wastewater Management Department, Tucson, Arizona.

Display at Sewer Museum, Paris, France.

Source: Ed Curley, Pima County Wastewater Management Department, Tucson, Arizona.

Tourists in the Sewer Museum. Note presence of pipes (within sewer) for other utilities.

Source: Ed Curley, Pima County Wastewater Management Department, Tucson, Arizona.

Tourists in Sewer Museum.

Source: Ed Curley, Pima County Wastewater Management Department, Tucson, Arizona.

Sewer channels with walkways alongside the cunnette (low flow channel).

Source: Ed Curley, Pima County Wastewater Management Department, Tucson, Arizona.

Place de la Resistance.

Source: Ed Curley, Pima County Wastewater Management Department, Tucson, Arizona.

Tunnel with non-potable water pipes, an example of how they maximized the use of the sewer structure to house other utilities, avoiding having to trench down the streets each time a utility line had to be installed.

Source: Ed Curley, Pima County Wastewater Management Department, Tucson, Arizona.

Tunnel with other utility pipes.

Source: Ed Curley, Pima County Wastewater Management Department, Tucson, Arizona.

   


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