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ANDERSON, IND. WATER WORKS.

Issue 8 and Volume 19.

ANDERSON, IND. WATER WORKS. THE Anderson City water works was established by the city council at a cost of $20,000. The pumping machinery consisted originally of 2 pumps with a capacity of 1,000,000 gallons each per twenty-four hours—one a lift-pressure, and one a low or compound condenser, with 2 boilers; the whole contained in a small building, the supply coming from a well, and distributed through about 5 miles of mains and 40 hydrants. Extensions were made from time to time up to 1892, when, on account of the wonderful growth of the city, whose population is now 20,000 inhabitants, the pumping machinery became overtaxed and could not supply sufficient pressure in case of a serious fire. The sum of $65,000 was, therefore, appropriated for the improvement of the plant. Large new buildings were erected, and Hughes compound condensing pumps .capable of pumping 8,000,000 gallons daily, were installed, new boilers…

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