Tuesday, June 7, 2016

New Deal Sanitation: Incinerators and sewage treatment plants

Above: CWA workers building a new garbage incinerator to replace an old trash dump in Charleston, South Carolina, ca. 1933-1934. Laborers from other New Deal programs also worked on sanitation facilities. For example, between 1935 and 1943 WPA workers engaged in 202 projects to build or improve garbage incinerators and 1,505 projects to build or improve sewage treatment plants. Photo from the book America Fights the Depression: A Photographic Record of the Civil Works Administration, used here for educational, non-commercial purposes.

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