Wingohocking Sewer
Videos & Photos

and other sewer videos found on YouTube

The first three videos were shot in Juniata Park, near I and Ramona Streets in Philadelphia, just downstream from where Tacony Creek and the 21' by 24' outfall of the Wingohocking Creek Sewer combine to form Frankford Creek, across from the Juniata Park Golf Course. Chris Dougherty's video (from his informative blog about Philadelphia, necessity for ruins) focuses on the overflowing sewer. The other two videos, by Youtube user Yashea, focus on the high flow in Frankford Creek during an August 2009 storm. The high water and the amount of trash and debris that flow past their overlook are a sad commentary on the state of urban streams today.

Also included below are two videos about San Francisco's sewer system produced by the SF Public Utilities Commission, and photos of the Wingohocking outfall by Dave Tavani and me. PLEASE NOTE that sewers are dangerous even in dry weather, because of the possibility of flash flooding and the accumulation of noxious gases, and should never be entered by anyone but trained sewer maintenance personnel.

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necessity for ruins — January 17, 2010 — Wingohocking Creek outfall during rainstorm

Yashea — Frankford Creek "Rapids" — August 2, 2009

Yashea — A shorter video made at the same location on the same day

Two interesting videos, about the sewer system of San Francisco, can be viewed below.

The San Francisco Sewer System:
Discovering the city under The City (Part 1), by SFPUC Communications

The San Francisco Sewer System:
Discovering the city under The City (Part 2), by SFPUC Communications

Photographs of the Wingohocking Sewer Outfall, 2008
(Captions are on the images; click thumbnail to enlarge.)


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