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PIEDMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, WATER WORKS.

Issue 21 and Volume 1895 16.

PIEDMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, WATER WORKS. CATER works were constructed in Piedmont during the fall of 1898. There are but few, if any, special features in the work which need commenting upon, save perhaps a service reservoir. Piedmont, with a population of three thousand, is situated on the Potomac river, 205 miles from the foot of the famous seventeen-mile grade on the Baltimore and Ohio railway. Here the company has erected extensive shops with the corporation water works supply. There are also manufactories which, with the ordinary town requirements, bring the consumption up to 500,000 gallons a day. Piedmont affords an illustration of the folly of limiting the appropriation to au amount which prevents the adoption of the best system of water works. Limited to an expenditure of $86 000, a gravity system from a stream whose dry weather flowamounts to 1,500,000 gallons a day, could not bo considered; although $45,000…

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