The Providence (R. I.) Water-works.

Issue 5 and Volume 8.

The Providence (R. I.) Water-works. By the construction of the Fruit Hill reservoir the system of water supply for Providence is practically completed. The reservoir was filled in December last, and now supplies the water for the high service districts, which have formerly been supplied by direct pumping by the engines at the Hope reservoir. Hereafter the engines at the Hope station will not be run continually, but only as often as it may be necessary to keep the high service reservoir at Fruit Hill approximately full, and opportunity will be given for making such changes in this pumping apparatus as will materially reduce the expenses of operation. The elevations of the two highest points in the high service districts supplied from this reservoir are 202 and 201 feet above mean high tide, the former being upon Tin Top Hill, so called, and the other near the intersection of Smith…

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