Water-Works Inspection.

Issue 4 and Volume 1892 12.

Water-Works Inspection. IT frequently happens that a water-works, private and municipal, becomes a subject for criticism with respect to its ability to meet requirements, prospective and present. Under such circumstances the directory or commission controlling the water-works prefer to go outside of the engineer in charge of its administration in order to investigate the condition of affairs and arrive at the facts of the case. This course of action is obvious to the mind of engineers, and several reasons may be assigned for it. We may state among them, first, the engineer in charge of administration may have been an engineer in charge of construction ; in that event he would be simply inspecting his own work of construction ; second, the engineer that was in charge of construction may think that the engineer now in charge of administration is not the proper one to criticise his work. These views…

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