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Lowell’s Well System.

Issue 4 and Volume 1895 16.

Lowell’s Well System. THE following appears in the Mayor’s annual message: That you may become familiar with the driven well situation, I will reeall to your memory that following experiments made by the water department in 1892, the city council authorized a ten year loan of $100,000, to be paid in ten annual payments from water works income, to be expended under direction of the Water Board in the effort to provide a partial supply of ground water for the city. To this end, a contract was entered into between the city of Lowell and the Cook Well Comany of St. Louis, Missouri, the latter agreeing to supply ‘an amount of water equal to a pumpage of 5,000,000 gallons in twenty-four hours, for which the contractor was to receive the sum of $24,250. You are doubtless familiar with the outcome of the Cook work. From the contractor’s standpoint, it was…

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