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DETROIT’S WATER SUPPLY.

Issue 4 and Volume 1895 18.

DETROIT’S WATER SUPPLY. AN exhaustive report of the water commissioners of Detroit. Mich., shows that the pumping capacity with four engines running, one a new one, is over 100,000,000 gallons daily, less water pumped than in 1888, owing to an improved principle in conducting the works, the expense of operating being but $800 more than in that year, with an increase of 68,000 to the population and a pressure averaging 34 per cent, greater than in 1888. The perfecting of the pipe system under the able direction of the chief engineer is now so complete as to have done away with the former daily complaints of short supplies. In 1891 and part of 1892 natural gas was used for fuel, which in the latter part of 1892 was superseded by oil at a saving of 98 cents the million gallons. The people of Detroit appear to take kindly to the…

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