Leadership

STORAGE, PUMPAGE, AND METERAGE AT RICHMOND.

Issue 19 and Volume 29.

STORAGE, PUMPAGE, AND METERAGE AT RICHMOND. (Specially written for FIRE AND WATER.) RICHMOND, VA., boasts as complete a system of waterworks as any in the United States. Of course, there are larger systems, but for completeness and efficiency the Virginian city may well claim to be the equal of all and the superior of many cities of much greater population and extent of territory. The population of the capital of the Old Dominion is considerably over 100,000; Its total pumpage for 1900 was 8,900,889,795 gallons—an increase of 238,299,850 gallons,or an average increase of output at the new pumping station of 839,450 gallons a day. The output at the old pumping station exceeded thut of the previous year by 95,803 gallons—an average of 363,474 gallons a day. Four thousand six hundred and twenty-one meters are set—2,716 being city property, and 1,905, private property. Those Installed are of the following types respectively…

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