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Water supply in Boppard
From 1973 the drinking water supply of the city of Boppard is ensured by the special purpose association “RheinHunsrück Wasser”. The city of Boppard is a member of this association. Until then, the drinking water was supplied via a total of five extraction systems. In 1894 the construction of a municipal waterworks began, with which 400 house connections were initially served. The demand for water increased in the following years, with the Saustiebels spring near today's A61 motorway being captured and piped into the "deacidification plant" in the Bruder-Michels valley. The plant was harvested in 1921/1922. In it, the spring water was cleaned of suspended matter and passed through basins filled with dolomite lime gravel, with which the water was deacidified. From the deacidification plant, the water was directed via pipes below the footpath along the Bruder-Michels-Bach to the distribution station at Marienberger Park, from where it was pumped into the elevated tank Auf Proffen. From this elevated tank, the water was fed into the pipeline network of the city of Boppard. Source: Text information board
September 4, 2021
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