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LEOMINSTER AND ITS WATERWORKS PLANT.

Issue 14 and Volume 41.

LEOMINSTER AND ITS WATERWORKS PLANT. Leominster, Mass., has a waterworks system, which was built by the municipality in 1873, its source of supply being the Morse and Haynes brooks by gravity from impounding and distributor reservoirs. The combined drainage area of these brooks is about 2 sq. miles. The reservoirs were built on the two brooks. That on Haynes brook was formed by an earthen dam, with a stone masonry core-wall, 15 ft. high by 698 ft. long, the capacity being 150,000,000 gals. On a stream nearby was built the distributing reservoir, also with an earthen dam and a stone masonry core-wall 23 ft. high and 304 ft. long, the spillway being of stone masonry and 25 ft. wide, two 14-in. cast iron pipes conveying the water through the latter dam from a gate-chamber just inside the reservoir. The Morse brook reservoir covers 20 acres, and has a capacity of…

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