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The Fitchburg Reservoir Fountain.

Issue 13 and Volume 1891 10.

The Fitchburg Reservoir Fountain. In the year 1876 the water-works officials of Fitchburg, Mass., were greatly troubled by an accumulation of algae in the reservoirs connected with the system by which the city is supplied, and it was determined to endeavor to remedy the evil, in the low service distributing reservoir at least, by feeding it through a fountain. This plan was carried out and has been followed ever since, with, according to Water Registrar A. W. F. Brown, most satisfactory results as far as the low service distribution is concerned, the high service, however, as he says, having to “make the best of it.” The Marshall low service reservoir, in which the fountain is located, has a capacity of 1,000,000 gallons of water. It is situated at an elevation of 200 feet above the city of Fitchburg. The stand-pipe in the reservoir is twelve inches in diameter and is…

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