Leadership

NEW PUMPING ENGINE AT OMAHA.

Issue 19 and Volume 33.

NEW PUMPING ENGINE AT OMAHA. Superintendent Hunt, of Omaha, Neb., writes that a new pumping engine is to be installed at the Minnelusa pumping station of the Omaha Water company. It will be the largest high service pumping engine in the system, and one of the largest in the country. Its capacity will be 20,000,000 gallons per day. The two high-service pumps now in use are one of 18,000,000 gallons and one of 14,000,000 gallons. The demands of the city are now 20,000,000 gallons a day, which will run up to 24,000,000 gallons during hot weather. Therefore, if one of the present pumps, especially the larger one of the two. were to break down, there would be an insufficient supply, and the company would be forced to use the old Burt street station, which has no settling vats, and would of necessity draw water from the river at a point…

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