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Surge Towers

St. Margaret’s Bay Hydro-electricity Plant, Nova Scotia

The photo left shows the two surge towers serving the Mill Lake  power plant.

The left surge tower is connected to the polypropylene penstock from Coon Lake, although you can’t see the penstock itself it’s position can be seen by the mound of soil where it has been buried.

The right surge tower is connected to the fibreglass penstock  from  Sandy Lake.

The photo to the right shows the surge tower serving the Tidewater power plant.

This view is from the power house and shows the fibreglass penstock, this then changes to the original wooden penstock beyond the surge tower & then on upto Mill Lake.

The photo to the left is taken from beside St. Margaret’s Bay Rd, you can just see the wooden penstock to the right of the surge tower which brings the water from the control dam at Mill Lake.