Issue 4 and Volume 1891 10.

SEWERAGE. The city engineer of Chattanooga, Tenn., has been authorized to advertise for bids for pipe sewers, which will amount to $17,000. The board of public works of Newark, N. J., met July 20 to investigate charges that bad material and worse workmanship had lieen employed in the construction of the big intercepting sewer, which cost $620,000. The flume, costing $140,000, has collapsed, and the sewer is useless. The testimony of the contractors ami others was to the effect that the sewer had been properly built. No one came forward to prove the contrary. The board will investigate the matter further next week. A I.ansingburg (N. Y.) correspondent writes : ‘ ’The system of sewers planned by the water commissioners and Engineer William S. Franklin was accepted by the board of health with the verdict that it was the best and most perfect system ever laid before the boaid.” A…

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