Leadership

BRAINTREE, MASS., WATERWORKS.

Issue 10 and Volume 40.

BRAINTREE, MASS., WATERWORKS. W. E. Maybury, superintendent of waterworks, Braintree, Mass., reports that the system is owned by the town. It was constructed by Wheeler & Parks, engineers, in 1888 and purchased by the municipality in 1891. The supply is taken from Little Pond and Great Pond, supplemented by a small system of driven wells. The system is pumping to standpipe with two Blake engines of 1,000,000 gals. capacity to each. I lie distribution consists of thirtv-one miles of cast iron mains, 207 hvdrants, 708 meters and 1,458 taps. The average pressure is eighty lbs. and the largest diameter of mains is 12-in. The board of water commissioners are James T. Stevens, chairman, T. Haven Hearing and John Kelley. W. E. Maybury is in charge of the plant, and A. Monk is secretary. T he town has a population of over 6,000.

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