Flushing Apparatus.

Flushing Apparatus.

Date: April 3, 1894
Creator: Ackley, George D.
Description: Patent for a flushing apparatus to be used to flush tanks that are normally kept empty. It is also "an improved siphon for emptying the tank, and also an improved mechanism for starting the siphon" (lines 22-24).
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Device for the Disposal of Night-Soil, &c.

Device for the Disposal of Night-Soil, &c.

Date: January 20, 1894
Creator: Busbee, Loranzo D. & Rosser, Charles M.
Description: Patent for a method of disposing of human feces "by water and the destruction of disease producing germs in the same in centers of population which are situated near running streams or large bodies of water" (lines 12-15).
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81st Texas Legislature, Senate Bill 2445, Chapter 579

81st Texas Legislature, Senate Bill 2445, Chapter 579

Date: June 19, 2009
Creator: Texas. Legislature. Senate.
Description: Bill introduced by the Texas Senate relating to the disposal of sewage by certain boats.
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Sewerage Disposal Plant

Sewerage Disposal Plant

Date: 1930?/1939?
Creator: unknown
Description: Mineral Wells' Sewerage Disposal Plant was built on the site of the former Elmhurst Park on Pollard Creek, approximately 2 miles SSW of the city. The city obtained the park property, and built the sewerage treatment plant during the recovery from the Great Depression of the 1930's. Shown here is a photograph of a clipping from a newspaper.
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Plumbing System.

Plumbing System.

Date: November 3, 1896
Creator: Coleman, Thomas S. & Coleman, William P.
Description: Patent for "improvements in plumbing systems whereby the service-pipes will automatically drain themselves when a sufficiently low temperature is reached to congeal the water contained therein, thereby obviating frozen pipes and the resultant damage incident thereto." (Lines 8-14) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Sewer Plant Construction

Sewer Plant Construction

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: A man left of center directs a crane during the construction of the new sewer plant. Construction materials dot site.
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Construction of Cooper Creek Sewer Outfall Line

Construction of Cooper Creek Sewer Outfall Line

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: A crane is placing cement piping into place during the construction of the Cooper Creek sewer outfall line behind Millpond Drive.
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System of Road Drainage.

System of Road Drainage.

Date: December 2, 1890
Creator: Mitchell, Alexander
Description: Patent for a new and improved system of road drainage. This design is "especially . . . for use on dirt and other roads, and adapted to quickly dry the road after a heavy rainfall without disturbing the road-bed. The invention consists of a drain arranged longitudinally under the road-bed and provided with outlet-pipes placed suitable distances apart, and each adapted to be closed at its outer end, and branch air-pipes also extending from the said drain and adapted to be connected with an air-pump for pumping the air out of the drain" (lines 10-21).
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