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Surplus sand from new filtration system keeps sea at bay


Tags: Excerpts from the Windmill

EGMOND AAN ZEE - A new underground water filtration system on the grounds of the "Prins Hendrik Stichting" has produced a large quantity of surplus sand, which has been used to upgrade Egmondís eroding coastline. A contractor sifted thousands of cubic metres of the sand for pebble gravel larger than two centimeters before the sand was spread across the beach. The job has been completed in the meantime. The "Prins Hendrik Stichting" owns a stately building, named after a Dutch prince, where many retired fishermen spent their declining years. Now a museum, the Egmond facility paints a picture of Egmondís former times.