Leadership

TOLEDO WATERWORKS

Issue 7 and Volume 36.

TOLEDO WATERWORKS Specially written for FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING. The city of Toledo, Ohio, by an almost unanimous vote of its citizens at an election held in the spring of 1872, decided that it would build and maintain a system of waterworks, and that the government of the same should be vested in a board of three trustees. The following were accordingly elected: John P. Freeman, Edward Malone and Carl Schom.John T. Green was appointed secretary. The board was fully organised and empowered by the council to begin the installation of the waterworks on July 3, 1H73. The late J. D. Cook was chosen consulting engineer and superintendent of construction. The city council authorised the issue of $907,000 in bonds. Contracts for pipe, valves and hydrants were made, and the work of laying and setting these began at once. In May, 1873, two 5.000.000-gallon, duplex Worthington pumps were purchased, and…

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