Philadelphia’s Water Supply.

Issue 16 and Volume 1891 10.

Philadelphia’s Water Supply. Director of Public Works James Windrim of Philadelphia has sent to the common council a communication, calling attention to the present condition of the water supply and the present and prospective needs of the water bureau. The director’s facts and figures are based upon a report made to him by Chief Engineer Ogden of the water bureau. According to the report, the daily consumption of water in the city is 140,000,000 gallons, or about 140 gallons per capita. In reference to the future supply the director »ays that even should the Schuylkill river be adequate to meet the prospective growth of the city, the area of the country bordering on the river is now occupied by a considerable population in towns and villages, whose steady growth will tend to deteriorate the quality of the waler each succeeding year. This system of supply would fix upon the cily…

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