Issue 20 and Volume 1892 12.

FIRE AND WATER THE annual report of the executive board of the city of Rochester is one of unusual interest, and is worthy of examination and study by water-works officials. The experience noted in the report concerning the conduit leading from Hemlock lake to Rush reservoir by the chief engineer of the department, Emil Kuichling, is one well worthy of study from several standpoints of observation. It will be recollected that the report of 1891, speaking of conduits, referred to the diminishing capacity of the conduit as determined by the flow, compared with the figures of original flow. The recorded flow of the conduit during the year ending April, 1891, was 7,000,000 gallons per day, and for the year ending April, T892, it was found to be the same. A table of leaks found in the conduit appears in the report as follows : The first section of 36-inch pipe,…

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