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Ever been curious about where your drinking water comes from?

Interested in history?

Take a look at McNeill Street Pumping Station and learn more about both of these.  McNeill is a turn-of-the-century (the LAST century, that is) waterworks that was the last known steam-powered water plant in the United States when its steam engines were finally retired in 1980. Follow the links at the top of this page to step through a time warp and see what things were like over a hundred years ago.



This web site is supported by a grant from the Louisana Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism's Office of Cultural Development, Louisiana Division of Historic Preservation.