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Location DB > United States > Alabama > Tuscaloosa > Water Treatment Plant
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Water Treatment Plant
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 Database Info
created by Punk_Phoenix on 4/22/2004 3:08 AM
last modified by Sheavy on 6/9/2016 7:50 PM
 Viewability
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
 Overview
 Description
This building consists of three or four buildings all connected and there are huge concrete bays where water was once held to be treated. It can be kind of dangerous if special attention is not paid to balance because there are often 15-20 foot drops with no guard rails. There is broken glass everywhere you will step and many rusted and broken rails. There is alot of stuff here though and it is all pretty interesting. Explorers so far Punk_Phoenix, Red Rabbit, LongHorn, Proxy, Servo, and Irish. Also, 2 guests w/ Punk_Phoenix, LongHorn and Proxy. Simian, BlackOmegaX, Whitedog, originalquocky, Mazatec, Li, and binaryZero.

Update: Railtech & pals visited years ago.... Be sure to try turning random valves, you never know which one will cause liquid to flow!!!
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: forget it
 Physical Information
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
United States
Owner: City of Tuscaloosa
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  •  Hazards
  • rust
  • water
  • occational home for the homeless/bums
  •  Interesting Features
    This place is full of old cement tanks that water used to be held and treated in. It is very interesting to see it all. Plus there are many old books and things left in the building.

    Update: I've seen evidence of homeless/bums living here twice, with one time looking like it was "active" or "occupied", so be on the lookout. Additionally--

    --There is a lot of neat stuff in this area. There is a little pump house between the river & the new treatment plant, where the pump water under the river from the city reservoirs (Lakes Tuscalooas, Harris, & Nicol). Also, if you find the current treatment plant (on north side of Jack Warner Parkway/River Road), there appears to be another ABANDONED treatment plant on the south side of Jack Warner Parkway/River Road. Bryce Hospital's cemetaries (3 distinct cemetarys) are also in this vicinity. -- Railtech


     Security Measures
  • barbed wire
  • The fence is only in the way if you try to walk up to the front.
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 0
    Closed: 1984
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • gloves
  •  Recommended Equipment
    Drinking water, its a little bit of a hike to get to it.
     History
    Update: I belive this was the old riverview filter plant. The cities first water plant and it used to take water directly from the river before several dams were built in the area. There's a link to a pdf on the history of Tuscaloosa's water system in the link section. You can read more about it there. I originally thought this was "Filter Plant South" because it was closed in 84' and there are lots of things from 84' in this location. If this is the Riverview filter plant it was abandoned in 97' according to the pdf. The city has 1,742 dollars in it's budget for this plant for 2004, for what I have no idea, perhaps for new fencing. RR
     Media Coverage
    http://www.tuscalo...9/WVUA01/809290291
     Future Plans

     Stories
    Boarded up
    Sat, Oct 31st, 2009
    posted by Naaman
    My trips to the plant
    Sun, Jun 27th, 2004
    posted by railtech


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     Photo Galleries
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    Trip One
    Wed, Apr 28th, 2004
    posted by Red Rabbit
    22 pictures
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    Irishlady's Pics
    Mon, Mar 28th, 2005
    posted by IrishLady
    13 pictures
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    BOX's "those fumes sucked" pics.
    Mon, Mar 6th, 2006
    posted by BOX
    64 pictures
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    Mortal Kombat!!!
    Mon, Mar 6th, 2006
    posted by Simian
    17 pictures
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    east of the dog.
    Tue, Mar 7th, 2006
    posted by binaryzero
    23 pictures
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    Chlorinated rot is clean rot.
    Tue, Mar 7th, 2006
    posted by Whitedog
    12 pictures
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    Cleaned Out
    Sat, Oct 31st, 2009
    posted by Naaman
    8 pictures
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    VBJag's Visit
    Mon, Feb 14th, 2011
    posted by VBJag
    14 pictures


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    Category Rating
    Photography 8 / 10
    Coolness 8 / 10
    Content Quality 8 / 10
     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 6/12/2016 5:05 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jun 12 16 at 17:05, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Jun 9 16 at 19:50, Sheavy changed the following: Status, Recommendation
  • on Feb 14 11 at 8:20, Steed validated this location
  • on Feb 14 11 at 2:35, VBJag added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Feb 14 11 at 2:34, VBJag added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Feb 14 11 at 2:33, VBJag created a new gallery
  • on Oct 31 09 at 19:17, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Oct 31 09 at 15:39, Naaman updated a story
  • on Oct 31 09 at 15:35, Naaman updated a story
  • on Oct 31 09 at 15:35, Naaman updated a story
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