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RUTLAND, MASS., NEW WATER WORKS.

Issue 15 and Volume 20.

RUTLAND, MASS., NEW WATER WORKS. Rutland. Mass., has een provided with a new system of water works, equipped at an expense of about $25,000, and a public trial and official test was recently made. This consisted in throwing two streams over the cupola of the Muschapouge house seventy-two feet from the street, through 150 feet of hose, with seventy-two pounds pressure at the hydrant. Rutland is the only town of its size in Worcester county that has a public water supply. The source is Muschapogue lake, the highest body of water in the county, and which has a maximum depth of ninety feet. This lake has an area of some seventy acres, and is 1,100 feet above the sea level. On the western shore is a pumping station built from plans made by F R Bartlett, of Boston, and equipped with a fifty-five horse power boiler and a Knowles pump,…

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