Leadership

The Bellingham Bay Water System.

Issue 9 and Volume 7.

The Bellingham Bay Water System. Sehome and Whatcom, writes a correspondent at Seattle, Wash., are soon to enjoy the advantages of as fine a system of water-works as can be found in the country. Nature must have contemplated the building of a large city on Bellingham bay, for she could hardly have improved upon Lake Whatcom as a source of water supply. The lake is eleven miles long and two in breadth at the widest part. It is of great depth and its waters are of the purest. Steep, forest-clad hills and snowcovered mountains surround it. The elevation of the lake aliove Bellingham Bay is 312 1/2 feet at the lake’s lowest stage. With such a fall the water brought in pipes to the bay is given a tremendous gravity pressure; capable of throwing a stream over any building in either town. The Bellingham Bay Water Company was organized with…

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