Issue 10 and Volume 1895 18.

CORRESPONDENCE. ASHLAND, WIS., WATER WORKS. To the EDITOR. Several cities in Wisconsin sent delegations to Kenosha on the 14th inst to be present at the test of the new water works system. The visitors were highly interested from the fact that Kenosha, though indebted beyond the constitutional limit, has found a plan by which it can build and own this water plant. It gave a franchise to W. H. Wheeler & Co., of Beloit, in which an option was given to the city to buy the works for $125,000, any time within twelve months after the completion of the works. The grantee bonds the works for that sum and sells his equity in the plant to the city fora nominal consideration The supply for the works is drawn from Lake Michigan by a 24-inch pipe running out 5,000 feet. The power plant has two Gordon compound duplex condensing pumps,each with…

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