Leadership

Manchester Waterworks.

Issue 1 and Volume 44.

Manchester Waterworks. Supt. Charles K. Walker, of the Manchester, N. H., waterworks department, reports a total rainfall of 42.54 in. during 1907, with waterpower so short up to April 1, when the lake got full, as to necessitate using the steam pump all the winter, pumping twice a week or more into the old reservoir to keep the supply at the old service. During the year the distribution pipe was extended 7,637 ft. on twenty-six different streets—mostly 6-in. pipe. Twelve hydrants were set on these extensions. The service-pipes caused trouble, as many of them had given out and had to be relaid over. Except in a very few instances there was no trouble with fish getting in and stopping the flow of water. The service-pipes froze up quite a good deal, the frost going down 5 1/2 ft. in some places. The superintendent kept the steamer running and had help…

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