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THE SYSTEM OF BELLEFONTAINE, O.

Issue 12 and Volume 40.

THE SYSTEM OF BELLEFONTAINE, O. The waterworks system of Bellefontaine, Ohio, is owned by the city and has its pumping station located about one mile south of the centre of the city; the pumping is direct into the mains. Two lines of pipe run uptown, each being 12-in. The reservoir lies about one mile and one quarter cast of the city, and a 16-in. pipe runs from it to the centre of the city. The reservoir stands on an elevation of 144 ft., and has a capacity of about 2,000,000 gals. It is built up of clay, cemented on the inside. The water that is not used is pumped up to the reservoir, which is thus keot full. The present system was installed in 1888, with two Gordon pumps with a capacity of 750.000 gals. each. In 1000 there was put in a duplex Snow pump, with a capacity of…

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