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SUPERINTENDENT CHACE AND THE WATER SUPPLY OF TAUNTON.

Issue 26 and Volume 27.

SUPERINTENDENT CHACE AND THE WATER SUPPLY OF TAUNTON. SUPERINTENDENT G. CHACE, of the water department of Taunton. Mass., reports that during 1889, extensions were made and pipes laid to close dead ends, amounting to 1.15 miles—making a total of 77.09 miles, exclusive of the Lakeville extension. The service pipes were extended 1.46 miles—making the present total 42.26 miles The following additions are also to be noticed: Ten hydrants—present total, 770; fourteen stop-gates— total, 540; two blow-offs—total, fifty-four, and 149 services—actual number of services to furnish revenue, 4,372. One hundred and ten meters were added during the year—making a total of 1,733. Of the services now in use 39 6 per cent, are metered; two standpipes have been added. All of the city water was taken last year from Lakeville, except 56,064 gallons pumped from the filter basin during forty five minutes on April 26, when the twenty-inch main from Lakeville…

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