Leadership

ST. LOUIS WATERWORKS

Issue 23 and Volume 35.

ST. LOUIS WATERWORKS Specially written for FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING. St. Louis, Mo., has enjoyed a purely municipal waterworks system since 1835. In that year, as today, the water was drawn from the Mississippi river, and the system was pumping direct to settling basins and reservoirs. The distribution system took a great forward stride with the year 1886. Today the lowservice division is located at the Chain of Rocks, and has a total pumping capacity of 80,000,000 gallons. There are six engines installed. The distribution system comprises 720 miles of cast iron pipe (forty-eight-inch to three-inch), 8,200 hydrants (St. Louis Co.); 7,500 valves; 4,600 meters (Worthington, 1,987; Hersey, 1481), of which 130 are disk and nine, Torrent; Crown, 850; Union, sixty-five; Thomson, sixty-one; Nash, thirty-seven; Lambert, twenty-five; Gem, seven; Empire, six; Keystone, one; 70,000 lead pipe services; domestic pressure, fifty to 125 pounds; consumption per day, 66,000,000 gallons; per capita,…

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