Issue 14 and Volume 36.

WHAT WATERWORKS MEN ARE DOING Construction, Extension, and Management of Plants. DES MOINES, IA. The new well for the supply of the new water system at the Cherokee hospital, Des Moines, Ia., has been sunk to a depth of 350 feet. The pumps raise from it 112,000 gallons in two hours without exhausting the supply. But the water is not clear. The contractors believe there is trouble with a filtering screen, and that it can be remedied. Should it not be so, the State will be at no expense for the well, as a sufficient flow of clear water was guaranteed in the contract. If the water is cleared, it will be depended upon for the hospital water, and the State will be saved the expense of laying water mains from the river and the necessity of forcing that distance. A well had been sunk previous to the new one.…

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