Issue 14 and Volume 1895 16.

DETROIT, MICH. The water commissioners report that the construction of the new engine, the building of the Hurlbut Memorial gate and miscellaneous general improvements at the pumping grounds are completed. The pumping capacity now, when all four engines are running is one hundred million gallons a day, a condition which will prevent short supplies for some time to come. For the near future the laying of an additional main is provided for, the contracts for the pipe have been made and work will begin shortly. In laying uew pipe last yew the board was governed largely by the necessity of furuishing work for the unemployed and much was doue not immediately necessary. A large proportion of the labor was furnished by the poor commissioner, but contrary to the usual experience the board found the labor practically as profitable as that of former years and results were satisfactory. In the iron…

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