What Are These Things?
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 Work • Waterways & 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.
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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.