Plenty of Water at East Orange.

Issue 1 and Volume 44.

Plenty of Water at East Orange. Although from the middle of June last year for nine weeks a large area of the Northwestern United States suffered intensely from drought, and the great Passaic valley, in which are situated the wells that supply East Orange, N. J., was practically dry above the Whippany river branch, yet the flow of the first group of these wells was not seriously diminished. At the same time, however, in order to avoid any chance of a scarcity of water, that group was relieved and the second group so arranged as to be used for all water required above the actual flow of the first group. By that means the drought was successfully passed, and at no time was there any scarcity of water for all uses in the city, even with the heavy streetsprinkling called for. Financially, the water department is flourishing. The showing would…

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