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EVANSVILLE AND ITS WATER SUPPLY

Issue 7 and Volume 36.

EVANSVILLE AND ITS WATER SUPPLY Specially written for FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING Evansville is a growing Indiana city of over 60,000 inhabitants, whose principal industries are manufacturing. The first settlers of the city arrived in 1812, and in 1814 the borough was incorporated, its incorporation as a city following in 1847. The town is built on a bluff on the Ohio river in the coal region, and is a conspicuous object to all travelers by water The waterworks, which are municipal, were built in 1870-73 at a cost of $1,000,000. The source of supply is the Ohio river, the water, which is of good quality, being taken by an intake about onemile from the business centre. The system is pumping direct by two Holly triple-expansion pumps, whose capacity is 30,000.000 gallons per day. The distribution system consists of seventy-five miles of thirty-inch to fourinch cast iron pipe, on which are…

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