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North Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

What Are These Things?

 
 
What Are These Things? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 30, 2021
1. What Are These Things? Marker
Inscription.  
You are standing on the City's 16th Street Stormwater Pump Station. The Pump Station was built in 2001 as part of a hurricane protection project for Virginia Beach.

Stormwater flows into the Station through two 8-foot diameter pipes that run under the Boardwalk. The stormwater is then pumped 2,000 feet offshore via three 4-foot diameter pipes. These stacks are located over an underground electrical room and allow for ventilation of the Station and a generator. The station can pump 135,000 gallons of water per minute…that's approximately 102,000 bath tubs full of water per hour!
 
Erected by City of Virginia Beach.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 36° 50.671′ N, 75° 58.405′ W. Marker is in North Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Marker is on 16th Street just west of Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 103 16th St, Virginia Beach VA 23451, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Neighborhood Alert! (within shouting distance of this marker); Who's in the neighborhood?

The 16th Street Stormwater Pump Station image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 30, 2021
2. The 16th Street Stormwater Pump Station
(within shouting distance of this marker); John Wareing (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grace Sherwood (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Washington (approx. 0.2 miles away); Douglas MacArthur (approx. 0.2 miles away); Booker T. Washington (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cyrus Hall McCormick (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Virginia Beach.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 31, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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