Saturday, November 22, 2014

Venting Pipes at Manchester Square Pumping Station

Manchester Square pumping station discharges screened foul and surface water sewage from areas of south and central Blackpool into the Irish Sea during periods of storm surge. Normally, this waste water is treated and discharged from Fleetwood.

Blackpool Tower is visible in the background and the Ferris wheel on Central pier can be seen on the left.

For a more natural view see Geograph.

A contribution to The Weekend in Black and White.


  1. Interesting column features. Amazing that they have such a specific purpose.

  2. The pipes look like a modern sculpture. Fine photo.

  3. Very interesting.....I wonder why the are curved?

  4. The simplicity of those curved towers against the bleak sky was really amazing