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History of the Hyperion Treatment Plant and other LA area treatment facilities

Atascadero

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Trench backfill compaction underway, Atascadero, CA, early 1900s.

Source: Photo provided courtesy of the Atascadero (CA) Historical Society. Please contact the Atascadero Historical Society in advance for authorization to use said photo for any profit-making endeavor.

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Road construction activities, Atascadero, CA, early 1900s.

Source: Photo provided courtesy of the Atascadero (CA) Historical Society. Please contact the Atascadero Historical Society in advance for authorization to use said photo for any profit-making endeavor.

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Concrete pipe being made in the field, Atascadero, CA, early 1900s.

Source: Photo provided courtesy of the Atascadero (CA) Historical Society. Please contact the Atascadero Historical Society in advance for authorization to use said photo for any profit-making endeavor.

San Diego

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The Journal of San Diego History has an online article that includes a number of photographs of early sanitation conditions in San Diego.

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Map showing the locations of manholes and sewers as designed by George E. Waring, Jr., for San Diego in 1888. For more illustrations of the project, see full article.

Source: George E. Waring, Jr., "Chapter XVI: The Sewerage of San Diego," Sewerage and Land-Drainage, 3rd Edition (New York: D. Van Nostrand Co., 1891), plate.

   


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