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Waterworks of Augusta.

Issue 5 and Volume 43.

Waterworks of Augusta. During 1907 the waterworks system at Augusta, Ga., was operated without a hitch of any kind; the pressure was good, the supply ample for any emergency, and the quality of the water good, except during three or four periods of excessive turbidity in the river. There was at all times in the reservoir on the hill a reserve of at least 50,000,000 gal. of water, and the old station near the basin at the head of Fenwick street has been kept in condition to operate, should such a necessity arise, so that the chance of a short supply of water is remote, except in case of accident to the canal. A number of important renewals and repairs were made to the machinery at the pumping station; but these were not unusual in a plant of this character, which is working under an unusually heavy load. In 1906…

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