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Construction of the Wooden Pipe Line For Butte City Water-works.

Issue 23 and Volume 1893 13.

Construction of the Wooden Pipe Line For Butte City Water-works. IN introducing his subject Mr. Gutelins said: The source of the Butte City Water Company’s supply is Basin creek, a stream whose source is in the Highlands twenty miles south of Butte, and whose minimum flow is 3,000,000 gallons per day. After careful consideration of the several possible reservoir sites the one a* the junction of Basin and Bear gulches was selected. The surface elevation at this point is 5800 feet above sea-level and about 450 feet above the old pumping station in the lower part of the city. The preservation of this head and as much additional head as could be obtained by the construction of a reservoir dam at once mpresenied itself, and with it the use of wooden pipe, laid as near the hydraulic grade line as the undulations of the surface of the ground would permit.…

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