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elevated water

A water tower in Sätra south of Stockholm City. The idea is of course to keep the water at sufficient height to get enough pressure when it goes down to the consumers.

30 metres (98.43 ft) of elevation produces roughly 300 kilopascal (43.511 psi), which is enough pressure to operate and provide for most domestic water pressure and distribution system requirements according to our friends at Wikipedia.

Sätra (map) 25 July 2009


cieldequimper said...

As water towers go, this isn't bad. The park is lovely!

Vogon Poet said...

I agree, not bad for a water tower: it blends with the surrounding park quite well.

sapphire said...

that is a pretty cool water tower. from a distance it looks like a building or historical site.

Anonymous said...

Lovely photo. Looks like a painting.


Jacob said...

For awhile there, I thought you were talking Swedish! Kalocipricals? No, that wasn't it.

Good-looking water tower...we pull our water from underground aquifers which are being drained dry by corporate polluters with the help of our politicians which they then bottle and sell back to us at a horrendous price.

And it's not as good as our tap water!

I live in a strange place.

Deslilas said...

As far as I remember there was a very similar water castle near Solna 30 years ago when I was in the students hotel in Kungshamra and a trainee in ASEA GRAHAM.

Peter Fristedt said...

@Sapphire: You're right! It looks like a castle.
@Jacob: Indeed ...
@Deslilas: I think you are right. They are quite common in Sweden. Are you working with elevators today? Asea Graham was bought by Finnish Kone and Asea is now of-course a part of ABB.

Yes, the park is lovely. So green. It was a beautiful and sunny day.

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