HUGE Steam Powered Water Pump — Steam Culture

Welcome to part 1 in a two-part Steam Culture series where Brent visits with Jay, an education specialist at the Louisville Water Park Tower Museum. Brent and Jay talk about the Allis Chalmers Steam Powered Pump built in 1919 just after World War I.

This steam pump was used to pump 30 million gallons of water a day. The steam engine pumped water from the Ohio River to a reservoir, then to a water treatment plant.

Tune in next week for part two!

Key Terms:
Louisville Water Works Museum
Steam history
Steam powered water pump
Louisville Water Tower Park Museum
Steam Engine
Triple expansion steam engine
Allis Chalmers Engine
Louisville Water Company

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