b741
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Why Does All That Water Run Thru Paris Streets?

Thu May 19, 2005 7:22 am

On a trip to sunny Paris several years ago, I noticed all the city water would run down the streets of various arrondisemonts. Can anyone say why this is so?
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FoxBravo
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RE: Why Does All That Water Run Thru Paris Streets?

Thu May 19, 2005 7:39 am

Street cleaning. Washes away all the dog poop.  Smile
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splitzer
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RE: Why Does All That Water Run Thru Paris Streets?

Thu May 19, 2005 7:41 am

This was pointed out to me when I visited Paris in December by a friend. He said it was simply a way to clean the streets - flush all the rubbish and dust that collects in the gutters into the drains. I'd say this was a valid point as I'd seen road sweepers sweep rubbish into the paths of water.

Then again he may have been wrong lol...
 
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RE: Why Does All That Water Run Thru Paris Streets?

Thu May 19, 2005 7:45 am

Maybe because parisian streets are the 1 place AF cant put their planes Big grin
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theCoz
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RE: Why Does All That Water Run Thru Paris Streets?

Thu May 19, 2005 7:50 am

Quoting B741 (Thread starter):
Can anyone say why this is so

I'd say gravity has a lot to do with it. When you have a higher level that descends to a lower level, liquids such as water tend to flow in the direction of the lower surface.
 
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RE: Why Does All That Water Run Thru Paris Streets?

Thu May 19, 2005 8:26 am

When I was last in Paris the only liquid I saw on the pavements was urine - you have to pay to use the public toilets so people pee all over the streets.

Not nice!

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