Friday, May 6, Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8
11 am to 4 pm
Youville Pumping Station 173 Place D'Youville, Old Montreal
Free with reservation
An immersive experience in the world of wastewater management
During the 24 Hours of Science, take part in a brand-new experience at the Youville Pumping Station!
To uphold population health, communities from each era have come up with the best possible solutions to their wastewater problems based on the technology available at the time. How would you choose to handle this environmental issue?
As a team, take on exciting challenges that will teach you all about the wastewater management issues that different generations have faced. Discover how the Youville Pumping Station works, test your knowledge, and work together as you make your way through the 5 interactive stations!
Designed in 1913 and in operation until 1990, the Youville Pumping Station was the first wastewater pumping station in Montreal powered by electricity. It consists of ingenious machinery that has survived for a century in a remarkably preserved condition.
Go on a unique adventure with your family at this surprising heritage and industrial site to immerse yourself in the history of public health and the environment as you learn about this essential function for communities!