Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Rusted sewerage ventilation pipe

There are pipes like this all over Sydney, but usually of smaller diameter.  From the smell, I have always assumed that they are some sort of vent pipe for the sewerage system.  Normally they don't smell, as the air is vented far enough above the ground for it not to affect those at ground level, but this one is venting at ground level because it has huge, rusted holes in it near the base.  This is in Five Dock Park, Five Dock.

From Sydney Water

I am going to assume that it belongs to Sydney Water, because I can't think of which other agency might be responsible for it.  When I took these photos, there was a slight breeze, but the pipe was still rocking back and forth quite alarmingly.  

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