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THE WATER-POWER OF AUGUSTA.

Issue 21 and Volume 1895 16.

THE WATER-POWER OF AUGUSTA. Augusta, Ga., is one of the oldest-established cities of the South. It has a population of about fifty thousand, and is an important manufacturing centre. Its water works system is pumping direct and to reservoir. It has Worthington pumping engines of 10,000,000 gallons per day, but only 5,000,000 gallons are used. The source is the Savannah River, at the Falls, seven miles above the city. The distribution consists of thirty-two miles of pipe. The improvement of the Savannah River at Augusta, Ga., was one of the earliest movements in the South in the direction of adding to the natural advantages of a great water power by scientific means. The Savannah River, which takes its rise among the hills cf North Georgia, and is below Augusta navigable for steamers, has at that point a fall or rapids for about seven miles in its course. The first improvement…

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