Leadership

FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING.

Issue 8 and Volume 43.

FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING. To effect a reduction of $4,680 a year in the operating expenses of the Dubuque, Ia., waterworks system, instead of drawing the supply from seventeen driven wells, the new pump will draw from twenty-seven. It is an open question yet whether the increased number of wells will furnish an increase in flow proportionate to the increased number; but the supposition is that they will, in which event the increase in flow will be fifty per cent. One of the points which the new commissioner at fire headquarters in New York seems to have cleared up is that there is and of late always has been plenty of water for fire protection. The trouble seems to have been not that there was not enough of it, or that the mains were too old and rust-covered to stand the full fire pressure, but that the water-main maps have…

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