Utilizing Hot Wells.

Issue 20 and Volume 1892 12.

Utilizing Hot Wells. An interesting item of intelligence from Boise City is that the boiling wells a mile from that place are to he utilized for heating buildings. Boise City is fortunate indeed if this can be done. There are several artesian wells that pour out great streams of boiling water. It is not mineral water, but just pure, clean, hot water, utilized heretofore only for bathing. But now a six-inch pipe is to he laid from the wells to the town, and the fluid is to be introduced into business blocks and private dwellings, to secure a summer temperature in cold weather. The saving in coal will be fifty per cent, as there is no expense about getting the water except to pipe it. It is to be hoped the supply will hold out and that this unique experiment will be successful. The saving in dust, ashes, soot, coal,…

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