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Bore Hole Wells for Town Water Supply.

Issue 3 and Volume 1895 16.

Bore Hole Wells for Town Water Supply. A NEW system of bore hole wells for town water supply was proposed by the author a short time ago, and since then has been carried into effect at several places in England. One of the most important examples of executed work in this field, viz., that of the Netherly pumping station of the Widnes water works, was described by the author before the British Association for the Advancement of Science, at a recent meeting. The system is shown in Fig. I of the illustration on this page. In procuring water for town water supply, it is the usual and necessary practice to provide duplicate pumping engines, and where two engines are made to pump from the same well, the well must be very large, so that it may accommodate two sets of pumps. Such wells are usually from twelve to fourteen feet…

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