You are invited to an exhibition which will present the history of Warsaw Waterworks – initiated by Warsaw Water Filters (Filtry Warszawskie) – symbol of technological revolution. The exhibition features, among others, state-of-the-art technologies and people whose work ensures the highest possible quality of water in the taps of Warsaw’s inhabitants.
The exhibition "Warsaw Waterworks – History in Photographs" will be held in the Open-Air Gallery near Agrykoli street, from 30 June to 31 July.
It will acquaint visitors with the history of Warsaw Water Filters, among other things. They are a symbol of the technological revolution as a result of which, in 1886, Warsaw joined the ranks of cities equipped with modern waterworks and sewage systems. The idea of the ambitious project originated from: Sokrates Starynkiewicz, Mayor of Warsaw, William Lindley, prominent engineer, and his son – William Heerlein, Chief Engineer of the construction of waterworks and sewers in Warsaw.
These figures gathered around themselves a group of visionaries, who aided the realisation of one of the largest investments in the history of the capital. It was thanks to their efforts that Warsaw transformed from a provincial, dirty town, plagued with epidemics, into a true European capital.
The task is continued by Warsaw Waterworks, which – over the latest decade – have implemented projects comparable in historic scale to those from more than 130 years ago. As a result, the water and sewage infrastructure of the agglomeration has become organised. One of the largest investments was the completion of the expansion and modernisation of "Czajka" sewage treatment plant. All water treatment plants have also been modernised. Inhabitants of the Warsaw agglomeration are now provided with more than 300 thousand cubic metres of tasty and drinkable tap water daily.