Leadership

The Adjustment of Damages Arising from a Diversion of Water.

Issue 2 and Volume 1891 10.

The Adjustment of Damages Arising from a Diversion of Water. There is no one feature more essential to the health, growth, and prosperity of a municipality than an ample supply of pure water. When a city is situated on or within a comparatively short distance of a stream of fresh water from such a source that it flows throughout the entire year through a region in which it is not liable to contamination other than a temporary discoloration by earthy matter washed into it during storms, it is customary to lift such portion of the water as is required from the bed of the stream to a distributing reservoir by means ot pumps operated either by water power or steam pumping engines. In some cases a stream is available at a sufficient elevation above the city to enable the water to be conducted by gravity through an aqueduct or pipes…

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