Leadership

New Source of Supply for Grand Rapids.

Issue 11 and Volume 43.

New Source of Supply for Grand Rapids. The new source of supply for Grand Rapids. Mich., may be the Thornapple river, near Cas cade, which may likewise furnish power for all municipal electric light stations, with a capacity greatly increased over the present one. The toatl cost of the two plants, water and electric, will be $1,500,000. Ohio parties agree to furnish 20,000,000 gal. of water daily, maintain 1,000 electric are lamps and to run 3,000 if necessary, besides giving to the city a water system that will furnish far better fire protection. The engineers maintain that the population of the two watersheds, in view, when compared, show that the Grand is 8o per sq. mile, while the Thornapple is hut 47—greatly reducing the source of pollution. The analysis of the Thornapple. also; shows that by an inexpensive system of filtration it can be rendered perfectly soft, they also claim…

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