Issue 21 and Volume 1895 18.

WATER SUPPLY In a letter from the president of the Bear Gap Water Company, of Shamokin, Pa., which appeared in tlie last issue of FIRM AND WATER, Mr. McConnell is made to say that the Worthington High Duty pumping engines “have been working successfully and satisfactorily against this head [of 736 feet] since October, 1895.” It should have been 1891. Mr. McConnell also informs us that during all the recent dry weather and drought the supply has never been so low as to warrant turning off, and adds: “Street sprinkling and the washing of carriages with hose were the only two inconveniences our consumers were obliged to undergo, and we have passed through thedryest season of the longest duration in the history of the Shamokin Water Company, which was chartered in 1873.” Messrs. Ohligerand Field, late superintendent and secretary respectively of the Canton waterworks, Canton, have resigned their positions on…

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