Issue 24 and Volume 30.

SALT LAKE CITY AND ITS NEEDS. Salt Lake City, Utah, according to the report of H. E. Parkhurst, surveyor for the local board of underwriters, contains a great number of “compact buildings filled with material for a large fire, and so constructed that, under adverse circumstances, a fire would be uncontrolable.” The report pronounces the water supply inadequate, and would like to see the fire-extinguishing material added to, so as to make the fire department thoroughly efficient in that line. Reviewing the water question, Surveyor Parkhurst says: “The present available supply of the business district is 8,500,000 gallons, which is today inadequate, consideriug that the draft will be heaviest in this district, and with daily consumption estimated at over 12,000,000 gallons with present population, shows abnormal waste, producing a shortage during summer months and extreme cold weather. Unless the city insists upon the discontinuance of great water waste, either for…

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