A Series of Tubes

This interactive map of the SF sewer system will come in handy for my next heist.

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8 Responses:

  1. Walter says:

    Truly, I never thought I would be able to find out that my friend's sewage heads northbound in a 3 by 4.5 foot brick CIPL (Cured-In-Place Liner).

  2. david konerding says:

    Every time I feel bad about scientific progress in biology, I pop over to what the GIS folks are doing (this is a GIS app) and think "I picked the wrong field."

  3. thielges says:

    As you build your ingress team, consider including Geoff Manaugh. He's done a little research.

  4. J. Peterson says:

    "Install date 12/31/1879"

    • jwz says:

      Ok, I doubt it was installed on New Year's Eve, but still, that's plausible.

      Y1K bug alert! The time_t of that date, -2840198822, is a negative 33-bit number. It's the Y2038 bug in reverse!

      • Philip Guenther says:

        All those "4pm on 12/31/XXXX" are almost certainly values for which they only had a year and ended up with the database containing midnight new-years of the indicated year...in UTC...which is 4pm new-years-eve in SF.

        So, that "12/31/1911, 4:00 PM" in the screenshot in the post is really "uh, sometime in 1912".

        1880 as an install year seems 100% legit. Growing up in Tucson I recall something about wooden water main that were over a century old, but that's either 4th or 5th hand with this retelling...

    • Dr. Fancypants says:

      1889 on my street--I was initially surprised it was that old, but then remembered that I live in a building that was erected in 1900.

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