Leadership

THE WATERWORKS OF ROCKFORD.

Issue 13 and Volume 31.

THE WATERWORKS OF ROCKFORD. What a Meter Accomplished. The water department of Rockford, Ill., docs not neglect the aesthetic side of its work as is proved from the pains it has taken to make the waterworks grounds, already favored lw their natural surroundings, beautiful and attractive as a place of recreation, easy of access, and available for every one. The practical side, also, Superintendent Willis E. Calkins takes care shall not be neglected. During the past year 16.502 feet of new mains have been laid, and he urges that, in order to do justice to the many taxpayers who arc illy supplied with water, and also that to avoid the increase in the cost of pumpage on account of excessive friction, the large number of small mains of two inches or less should be done away with, and others of a larger diameter laid in their place. The increased fire…

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