Water-Works Reports.

Issue 20 and Volume 1893 13.

Water-Works Reports. Tenth annual report of the board of water commissioners, Madison, Wis., for year ending September 30, 1892; John Lamont, president ; John B. Heim, superintendent. The report refers to the splendid condition of the works, financial and otherwise. The present condition of water supply is at times inadequate to meet the demands made. It is suggested that one or more wells be drilled. The meter system is growing in favor, water consumers readily seeing the justice of paying for exactly the amount of water they use. Improvements have been made on pumping engines, vacuum chambers being placed near inlet valves of the suction pipes. An air chamber was built by E. P. Allis & Co. of Milwaukee, five feet in diameter, twenty feet in height, to meet the variations of pressure from 75 to 150 pounds; 1554 water takers; during the past year 149 was added. The question…

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