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TYPICAL BRITISH COLUMBIA WATERWORKS

Issue 26 and Volume 39.

TYPICAL BRITISH COLUMBIA WATERWORKS Specially written for FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING. On March 6, 1886, the city of Vancouver, B. C., was incorporated, and on the 13th of June of the same year was entirely wiped out by fire. The ashes were hardly cold, however, before the sound of the hammer and saw were again heard, and the present flourishing city began to rise from the ashes. In the fall of 1886 a body of Victoria gentlemen, foreseeing that at no distant date Van eouver was destined to become a large and thriving town, acquired a charter from the Provincial government to build and operate a waterworks system for the supply of the city. The Capilano river, a mountain torrent on the north side of Burrard inlet ami emptying into it at the first Narrows, was decided upon as the source of supply. This stream flows through two canons between…

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