Supporters who come along to our guided walks or those who read our posts regularly cannot fail to notice that we do have a tendency to go on and on about sewage, the sewer system and impacts of venting CSO’s (combined sewer overflows) on the river.
Well imagine our delight to discover a wonderfully illustrated account of creation of the ‘interceptor sewer’ along the Water of Leith. Thank you to Andy Artur and the wonderful Threadinburgh.scot website for the article – follow the link below to learn more of how and why this vital structure was built
My favourite quote being this description of the Coltbridge mill dam and lades:
A deposit of putrescent sewage and other decomposing organic matter [which] is continually evolving noxious gases and germs, of a nature to produce and provoke miasmatic and malarious disease, and to endanger the health of persons who reside in, or who have occasion to frequent the neighbourhood.