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PAWTUCKET WATERWORKS

Issue 26 and Volume 38.

PAWTUCKET WATERWORKS Present Condition and Proposed Improvements. Specially written for FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING The safety of Pawtucket, R. I., is menaced from the standpoint of fire protection, at least—on account of the antiquated style of its pumping machinery. as has three pumping stations, and these are most inconveniently located, being disposed at widely distant intervals, no idea of concentration having entered into the minds of those who were responsible for thus locating them. But the engineers ol the period when these sections were built were not so thoroughly imbued with the virtues of concentration as those of today. Station No. t was built m 1877 on the west side of the Blackstone river, somewhat south of the Boston and Providence railway. In it is installed a 3,000,000-gallon Corliss engine, and the intake is at Happy Hollow pond, near the bridge, across Abbott run, at Valley falls I he 3,000,oao-gallon…

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