Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Usine de traitement des eaux usées de Millau





Wherever one travels in the world, an attraction that goes unnoticed is the local sewage treatment works.

With such a fragile environment to protect, the placid and clean River Tarn in Millau would not be fit for recreational and agricultural purposes without this white house nestled in the lovely river valley.

However, as of 2004, in the U.S, 850 billion gallons of raw sewage have been dumped into waterways every year. (Wiki Sara).


With the White House there, about to see a new changing of the guard, these French 'bassins utilisés dans la usine de traitement des eaux usées', hold a slightly greater fascination for me and have produced a better result in creating harmony and joy among those who depend on it.

La Maison Blanche de Millau may soon employ l'homme avec les cheveux blancs ?

16 comments:

claude said...

Nous connaissons bien Millau. Nous y passions souvent pour allez en vacances dans le sud. Avant la construction du viaduc, l'arrivée sur Millau et sa traversée, au moment des vacances, était très longue, car beaucoup de voitures.
La vue de la route est superbe.

Nathalie said...

Congratulations m.benaut for bringing up the question of sewage treatment plants. That's a topic that is also valid in Australia I'm afraid. On the Central Coast where I used to live it seems that the only "treatment" consisted in dumping sewage waters 3 km off the coast, which was deemed far enough from the beaches. Not good enough I'm afraid.

Nathalie said...

I also remember the huge uproar in QLD (was it in Townsville) where they had plans to have the population drink recycled water. The locals were up in arms about it but I know it's safe. That's what we've been doing in France for years !!!
(and I always drink tap water)

Ackworth Born said...

Such works are so essential and those who can't see that have strange-coloured spectacles.

dive said...

Hoorah for poo farms!
There's a big one a couple of miles downriver from chez Dive to protect the sea from me.
It does a good job as our local beaches are some of the cleanest in Europe.

lynn said...

Even this seems a beauty spot.

Webradio said...

J'ai un ami qui habite Le Massegros, juste à côté... Je connais aussi...

Maria said...

Wow...nice to know that sewage can be beautiful.

Nathalie said...

No new post, m.benaut?

Where did you go after Millau?

Is Montpellier next? I remember you mentioning staying there before arriving in Avignon.

claude said...

Je suis inquiète aussi m.Benaut ! D'autant que tu ne viens plus me rendre visite sur mon blog. Etes vous fâché ?

lynn said...

Je m'inquiete aussi maintenant! Ou es-tu?

lynn said...

You'd better turn up soon or I'll have to photoshop a pic full of Monsieurs for us to search! Where's MONSIEUR?

lyliane said...

J'y suis passée en mai cette année belle réalisation.

Alex Mazilu said...

superb.
may i get an email from you?

designarea2008@gmail.com

thank you.


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avignon girl said...

I understand from mrs.benaut's dash to the library that your silence is due to an internet connection glitch. Heavens it's taking forever to get fixed! Will we ever hear from you again?

Les Australiens qui travaillent en short ont peut-être de jolies jambes mais ils ne sont pas rapides pour réparer les connections internet. Je suis fâchée contre eux, je ne les regarderai plus!

dive said...

C'mon, MB! Wake your lazy ass up! Mme. posted hours ago and we're desperate to catch up with you, too!