Leadership

WHAT WATERWORKS MEN ARE DOING

Issue 6 and Volume 38.

WHAT WATERWORKS MEN ARE DOING Notes on Construction, Extension and Management A very perplexing problem—that of averting a water famine—has to be faced at DANVERS. ILL. Four years ago the village council put down a four-inch well 216 feet deep, which yielded an abundance of water. Next was built a fifty-foot brick standpipe, with a twenty-five-foot reservoir on the top. There were also put in 1,700 feet of four-inch mains and twelve waterplugs, at a cost of about $4,000. Since that time another teninch well has been sunk; also, the old four-inch mains have been replaced with 8,760 feet of eight and six-inch cast iron mains, the improvement costing about $8,000. This made the total cost of the plant about $12,000. The new well has never been a success; but the two wells furnished enough water for the needs of the town, except in time of disastrous conflagration. A short…

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