TQ3284 : Water jet in the New River

taken 8 years ago, near to Islington, Great Britain

Water jet in the New River
Water jet in the New River
I was walking past here after dark on the adjacent road when I heard a hissing sound. Curiosity got the better of me and I found this jet of water emerging from a half-submerged pipe in a pool. The watercourse is that known as the New River, but what is the function of the water jet, or is it purely ornamental?

New River :: TL3707

The New River was built between 1608 and 1613 to take drinking water from local springs to Londoners. Four hundred years later, the river still fulfils its original purpose and its banks have become a popular walk running the entire length of the Borough.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 19 October, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 27 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3215 8444 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:32.6036N 0:5.7439W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3215 8444
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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