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McTavish Pumping Station

McTavish Pumping Station

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Located above McGill University’s campus on the south slope of Mount Royal (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), the McTavish Pumping Station is the source of Montreal’s water distribution. Build between 1928-1932, it was designed by famous Montreal architect Jean-Omer Marchand and named after famous Montreal Businessman, Simon McTavish (1750-1804).

The outside resembles a French Renaissance castle with its towers, turrets, steep slope slate roofs and decorated copper finials.

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Water is extracted from the St. Lawrence River which is approximately 3 kilometers (1.86 miles) from the pumping station.

The McTavish Reservoir was constructed between 1852-1856 by the City of Montreal after a massive fire in 1852 destroyed half of the homes in Montreal. The original design of the reservoir was open but eventually covered in 1957. The McTavish reservoir is an underground reservoir on McGill University’s campus. It has enough water to fill 40 Olympic size swimming pools and half a million Montrealers get their drinking water from McTavish.

We supplied 230 squares of our North Country Unfading Black (16” x 8” x ¼”).

 
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Sheena Owen

Sheena Owen began working for North Country Slate on October 12, 1999. As the Sales Coordinator, Sheena’s day to day duties include providing customer service, new business development, inside sales, handling all cross-border customs issues/documentation, arranging shipments, health and safety representation and social media marketing. Sheena graduated from the University of Guelph in 1992 with a BA in English and Drama and in 1995 graduated with a Diploma in Radio and Television Broadcasting from Centennial College. Sheena’s first job was the Producer’s Assistant for TV shows including Robocop, F/X The Series and Nikita. She went on to becoming an Assistant Manager at Eddie Bauer. In her spare time, Sheena enjoys traveling, gardening, volunteering at her local soccer club and cheering on her kids at their sporting events.

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