No Water Famine at Louisville.

Issue 15 and Volume 7.

No Water Famine at Louisville. To the Editor of FIRE AND WATER: In reply to your telegram of even date, I answer that the tornado of the 27th ult, destroyed this company’s stand-pipe and the tower in which it was enclosed. It was torn off bodily, tower and pipe, at an elevation of about thirty-three feet above the ground, lifted, and thrown clear of its base a distance of about eighteen feet, somewhat after the manner of a cork popping out of a bottle. The stump remaining has been patched, capped, and converted into a temporary air-vessel, the supply of air to which is furnished by using one of Ingersoll’s 20” x 30″ air-compressors, which we happened to have on hand. The arrangement works satisfactorily and the usual quantity of water is being pumped. Permanent repairs will be made as speedily as possible. CHAS. HERMANY, Chief Engineer and Superintendent, Louisville…

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