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WATER FOR THE FIRE PROTECTION OF DETROIT

Issue 16 and Volume 39.

WATER FOR THE FIRE PROTECTION OF DETROIT Report of Committee of Twenty, National Board of Fire Underwriters. The committee of twenty of the National Board of Fire Underwriters has been investigating the water department of Detroit, Mich., with a view of seeing whether or not it is adequate from the standpoint of fire-protection. The system belongs to the city. Its source of supply is inexhaustible, being the Detroit river; the distribution being direct pumpage for both high-service and low service. There are two independent intake systems, a recently completed ten-foot tunnel leading from a surface intake-crib and an old system, consisting of two six-foot and one five-foot iron pipe, from submerged intakes. 1 he pumping equipment in Jefferson avenue is for both services. In the station are installed six pumps, with a combined rating capacity of 152,000,000 gallons daily. Two 25,000,000-gallon pumps are so connected to the high-service mains as…

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