Leadership

WHAT WATERWORKS MEN ARE DOING

Issue 16 and Volume 36.

WHAT WATERWORKS MEN ARE DOING Construction, Extension, and Management of Plants. DEADWOOD, S. DAK. Deadwood, S. Dak., has purchased a water right on Elk creek and proposes to bring the water into the town—a distance of twelve miles—through vitrified tiling with a number of inverted syphons in which cast iron pipe will be used. The system, which will be gravity, involves some novel engineering. There are several valleys and deep gulches to be crossed by the supply pipe, and their passage will be accomplished by syphons. There will be a number of tunnels to get through the hills and promotories intervening, the longest of which will be over 400 feet. The water will be delivered at an elevation much greater than the present water system of the town -sufficient to force it to the highest, residence portion. The reservoir will be constructed of cement, and will he large enough to…

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