Issue 7 and Volume 1888 3.

NEW WATER-WORKS AND IMPROVEMENTS. (Special Reports to FIRE AND WATER.) SHREVEPORT, LA., has a population of 14,000. The water works construction was begun in March, 1887, and completed in September. The source of supply is Cross Bayou, about half a mile from the city. The mode of supply is by pumping to a reservoir and stand-pipe. There are two vertical and two horizontal pumps, which were made by the Blake Steam Pump Company. Their aggregate capacity is 4,000,000 gallons daily. The sectional boilers were manufactured by the Abendroth & Root Manufacturing Company of New York. The fire pressure is 175 and ordinary pressure seventy-five pounds to the square inch. There are nine miles of cast-iron mains from sixteen to six inches in diameter, which were supplied by Dennis Long & Co. of Louisville, Ky. The 106 hydrants set were made by the Holyoke Hydrant and Iron Works, Holyoke, Mass., and…

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