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Water Supply and Sanitation in Norway

Water supply and sanitation in Norway is a terrible thing. Last winter was a horrible winter, I both lost my factory, where I had worked for 38 years, and I witnessed this insane destruction and humiliation of "grenda" of my forefathers. The project did of course end in a catastrophe, with the destruction of the old landscape and historical marks in the terrain, the death of an important brook that was drained away (now fixed😊, I hope more smiles to come), and an extremely structure destroying pumping house, placed just below the old well of my forefathers. Here my forefathers found fresh water for generations, while now it's pumped from 230 meters depth of Lake Mjøsa up to 500 meters above sea level. My forefathers should have shaken their heads for this insanity.

In Denmark they just dig the pipes 80 cm below the surface, while in Norway we need to dig the pipes 3-5 meters down into the ground, to avoid freezing, and in addition they add a layer of 10 cm with plastic insulation.

I made some images of the process, maybe they can become an exhibition about this project?

Anyway, thanks to Wikimedia, which I this morning found that have gathered most of my images from the project here:

-  Water Supply and Sanitation in Norway

From the digging of a trench for water/sewer pipes along Kronborgsætergrenda, where my forefathers lived. Because of the depth, 300 - 500 centimeters down into the ground, huge amounts of masses need to be moved. You can hardly see the excavator behind the mound.

I really admire my great great grandfather Herman Evensen Fossemøllen who managed to make a living from this stony soil, feeding his seven children plus two adopted kids from just 30 hectares of land.

The image is shot on his land.

We have in NO WAY respected our forefathers land!

-Flickr.

“The physical envelope of the house itself no longer connects their lives to the outside in any active way; rather, it seals them off from it. The outside world has become an abstraction filtered through television, just as the weather is an abstraction filtered through air conditioning. 
The car, of course, is the other connection to the outside world, but to be precise it connects the inhabitants to the inside of their car, not to the outside world per se. The outside world is only an element for moving through, as submarines move through water.” – James Howard Kunstler, “The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America’s Man-Made Landscape”, page 167

Every aspect of my forefathers great and unique rural culture is now gone. What has replaced it is a true Nietzschean nightmare!

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