Issue 18 and Volume 41.

NEW WATER SUPPLY AT TACOMA. Tacoma, Wash., is installing a waterworks pumping plant, which will be entirely different irom any other in the State of Washington and is constructed on an entirely new model. The water will be derived from deep wells and a pressure maintained through the use of compressed air and water tanks. By this method of distribution absolute purity is guaranteed, the water never being exposed to the air until it flows from the faucets of the houses it supplies. The t_____mperaturc can be kept ten degrees lower than in other systems and a heavy pressure maintained. Special provision will be made for fire protection. The first well is now being drilled, it has an 8-in. bore and will be sunk about to the 200-ft. level and will be similar to the city wells at South Tacoma. A special pump has been ordered from Cedar Rapids, la.,…

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