Issue 3 and Volume 27.

WATER The Bear Trap dam at Lockport, Ill., was lowered on Wednesday last, allowing the water from the Chicago drainage canal to flow into the Desplaines river. The flow was between 250,000 and 300,000 cubic feet per minute. The street railway company of Hartford, Conn., lent the city a generator for pumping It amply filled the place of the brokendown steam pumping engine. This enabled the watersupply to be kept up from the Connecticut river. But the scarcity of pure water still continues, and extraordinary precautions are being enforced to prevent wastage. Keyport, N. J., was recently flooded by the bursting of a water main. Three hundred thousand gallons escaped from the standpipe before the water gates were closed. Mayor Astibridge, of Philadelphia, Pa., has signed the three hills authorizing the department of public works in that city to proceed with the improvement and extension of the water supply, and…

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