Issue 17 and Volume 1895 18.

INCLOSED STANDPIPE, ST. CHARLES, MO. IN a paper read on June 5, 1895, by Edward Fladd. member of the Engineers’ Club, of St. Louis,Mo., be said; “If the object (of standpipes) is merely to equalize the pressure, the standpipe need seldom be more than 5 or 6 feet in diameter, even for the large cities, and it should, if possible, be placed in close proximity to the pumping Station. Where storage of water is desired, the standpipe will usually vary from 10 to 80 feet in diameter, and it may be placed at any convenient location,proximity to the pumping station being of no particular advantage. In the smaller cities standpipes are usually constructed for storuge purposes, generally with a view’ to storing sufficient water for the consumption during the night boira, permitting tf th bankIng of fires under the boilers and reducing the operating expenses.” Tbe water tower at St.…

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