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NEW WATER-WORKS AND IMPROVEMENTS.

Issue 15 and Volume 1887 2.

NEW WATER-WORKS AND IMPROVEMENTS. SENECA FALLS, N, Y., now has a good system of water-works. After considerable delay, George H. Norman of Baston obtained a franchise from the town council, and has just completed what will prove an adequate water supply system for the needs of the town for many years to come. The water is taken from Cayuga lake and pumped into a stand-pipe erected on high ground above the town. The pumps were manufactured at Newburyport, Mass., by W. Curtis, and are of 3,000,000 gallons daily capacity. The stand-pipe, which was built by R. F. Hawkins of Springfield, Mass., is 130 x 30 feet. In constructing it both outside and inside staging was used, instead of, as is usual, riveting from floats inside. The plates were temporarily bolted up to sixty feet, and then riveted. The same process was adopted with the upper section, and then the water…

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