Leadership

The Water Supply Question at Chicago.

Issue 19 and Volume 8.

The Water Supply Question at Chicago. A report has been made by Assistant City Engineer Feind to the finance committee of the city council of Chicago upon the matter of an additional supply of water for the towns of Lake and Hyde Park. In it he stales that the aggregatecapacity of the water tunnels now in operation, not including the auxiliary shore inlet at the North Side works, is 209,000,000 gallons per day, while the aggregate capacity of the engines now in full or partial operation is 260,000,000 gallons. Of these, only a portion, with a capacity which happens to be exactly equal to the present aggregate tunnel capacity, can with safety be operated simultaneously. When the new tunnels, engines and improvements now under way in the Hyde Park Works and system shall have been finished the aggregate capacity of 391,000,000 gallons a day will be reached, all of which…

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