Fleet Street Pumphouse

Fleet Street Pumphouse near Ottawa, ON


This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars
2 kms
1 hour
easy
Hiking
Spring, Winter, Fall, Summer
Ottawa, ON
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Historical urban walk: 5 km around river parkway and pump house, and flats.

Survived the great fire of 1900 that decimated the Lebreton Flats, and of course survived the demolition of the Flats themselves on purpose by the Feds in 1962, this very old and very important pumphouse uses no hydro power or electrical machines to pump somewhere around 25% of Ottawa's water in particular to the downtown core. Based on various hydraulics principles, water flows into the lower chambers then up with incredible pressure without any electrically powered machines, it's a marvel, and, it's still there and open to visitors once a year on Ottawa Open Door day. Nice to look at from the outside, it definitely speaks about a different time in Ottawa, late 1800s looking. Add details using the wiki edit feature on this page.




Directions:




Fleet Street Pump Station -- Southeast corner of Lebreton Flats.




Please check the bottom of the Description (above left; click) for the author's written directions.

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