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Repurposing Sewer Pipes and Wastewater Structures

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Sewer pipes do more than just hold and collect raw sewage. They also house people, make great wine and shoe racks, and an interactive museum. If you don’t believe me, scroll down for some interesting and wonderful things sewer pipes get used as.

 

Turtles
These are playground turtles made from recycled sewer pipes in order to save the city some money. Al Koenig played a big part in the making of these turtles that ended up featured in the Popular Mechanics Magazine.

Hostel and Hotel Units
The Dasparkhotel in Germany started this nifty idea. They cleaned and repurposed old sewer pipes with one bed to standalone in a park. Showers, toilets, and kitchens need to be found elsewhere.

And piggy backing on the success of the Dasparkhotel in Germany, Mexico City used old sewer pipes to create multi-room, multi-level hotel rooms. There’s not much room to store anything bigger than a queen-size bed, but it sure is cozy. Each unit faces out into a communal opening to meet other guests. 

Paris Sewer Museum
For any wastewater fanatic, this is real life turned to art. The museum actually inspired author, Victor Hugo to write Les Miserables. How amazing is that.

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