The New England Water-works Association.

Issue 5 and Volume 8.

The New England Water-works Association. Over sixty persons were present at the adjourned meeting of New England Water-works Association held at Young’s Hotel, Boston, on the 8th instant. After dinner the discussion was opened by W. H. Richards New London, who described the operation of a twenty-inch cast-iron pipe which has lately been laid in New London. Superintendent Darling of Pawtucket said that many cities were putting in pipes of insufficient size, if not for present at least for future usage. He believed that thickness andstrength were important points to be taken into consideration. President Dexter Brackett of Boston followed, and in an interesting paper gave some statistics on the Thanksgiving-day and made severul timely suggestions respecting fire protection. According to his paper the total number of engines engaged at the fire was fifty-six, of which number two were destroyed by falling walls soon after the fire began, and two…

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