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WHAT WATERWORKS MEN ARE DOING

Issue 21 and Volume 39.

WHAT WATERWORKS MEN ARE DOING Notes on Construction, Extension and Management The light spring rainfall of 1905, following a series of years of heavy rainfalls, may be succeeded by a series of years of light rainfalls, which shows the necessity of providing an increased supply of water for YONKERS, N. Y. This can be done only by building more filterbeds, procuring an additional and a larger pumping engine, with the necessary boilers. Ibis should be done at once. The filterbeds, which were completed last year, have a capacity of 2,500,000 gallons per day, and the storage capacity of the Grassy Sprain reservoir has been increased by 500.000,000 gallons. Provision has thus been made for a sufficient supply of water for years to come. The reservoir, however, in consequence of the light spring rainfall, filled up only about two feet above that of the old reservoir. The increased storage capacity, therefore,…

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