Leadership

WHAT WATERWORKS MEN ARE DOING

Issue 17 and Volume 38.

WHAT WATERWORKS MEN ARE DOING Notes on Construction, Extension and Management Being a very fashionable winter resort, it is of obligation that ST. AUGUSTINE, FLA. should have a good supply of water both for fire protection and for domestic uses. So far as quality goes the water furnished is all that could be desired: the fire pressure—also—ninety pounds to to too pounds—is quite up to the mark. The source is in wells, from which the water is pumped direct and to a standpipe, with a capacity of 186,000 gallons. There is also a reservoir, whose capacity is 38,720 gallons. ‘There are two compound pumping engines, with a capacity of 2,000,000 gallons. In quantity, therefore, as well as in quality there is nothing to complain of. Over five miles of cast iron main, ten-inches to six-inches are laid on, which are set over 120 hydrants. The abundant supply, however, must tend…

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