of the Drowned Cat
Skum coming back down the series of ladders that begins inside the temple,
and goes up about 75-100 feet to a small room 10 feet or so beneath the surface.
A manhole in the ceiling up there grants outside access, but is in the middle
of a reasonably busy street.
The thing in the foreground
at left is the "filter" of the catchbasin: runoff falls down from
the shallow system through a dropshaft that runs down next to the shaft with
the staggered ladders. The stream hits in a large iron cylinder (which is
in a circular room on a concrete platform held up by the "temple pillars")with
grapefruit sized holes in it, which catches large debris and keeps it out
of the river. The water flows down the sides onto the floor, and washes out
of the temple and down through the drains and into the river. There, it goes
into the ocean and evaporates and the water cycle begins again ... hey, that
Muppy has a nice ass, eh?