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The Buffalo Industrial Heritage Committee will be hosting a public tour of the Colonel Ward Pumping Station. The intent of the event is to honor the “Holly Steam Engines” from 1915.

The tour will be held on; June 18, 2017 at the Colonel Ward Pumping Plant located at 2 Porter Avenue - Buffalo, NY - 14201. Doors will open at 1:00PM and the tour will begin promptly at 1:30PM. If you plan on attending the event you need to utilize the entrance located on D.A.R Dr. near LaSalle Park.  Parking will be available at the Centennial Pool in LaSalle Park. Hope too see you there!

Please Note: Public tours are still suspended due to ongoing plant construction.

All requests for tours for the Colonel Ward Pumping Plant Complex must be addressed to:

Patrick Martin- Pumping Plant Superintendant

Buffalo Water Authority

2 Porter Avenue

Buffalo, NY 14201

If you would like to submit a tour request, please fill out the information below.  Note: all fields must be filled in prior to you submission. Thank you.

In your request please include the following information:

  • Requested date and time for the tour
  • Main contact (name and number)
  • Number of individuals who will be participating in the tour