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The Pawtuxet to be Filtered.

Issue 24 and Volume 1894 15.

The Pawtuxet to be Filtered. After sitting until nearly midnight, Monday, the Common Council of Providence, R. I., passed the resolution appropriating $151,000 for the establishment of the mechanical system of filtration. This sum is in addition to $130,000 previously appropriated. The insurance companies doing business in Wakefield, Mass., have been notified to increase their rates 33 1/2 per cent, on account of the difficulty between the water company and town officials, which has resulted in the removal of a large number of hydrants. he skill and inventive genius of Messrs. J). V. Dyer and Paul I hire!!, who are respectively the civil and mechanical engineers in charge of this work have devised an apparatus which will greatly facilitate the construction of the sewer. The appliance consists of a platform Car, mounted on an elevated track running over the proposed line of the canal a distance of 350 feet. This…

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