Leadership

FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING

Issue 14 and Volume 44.

FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING San Bernardino, Cal., is earning a fine reputation not only among the municipalities, but, also, in the eyes of insurance companies, by its efforts to secure the most effective fire protection possible, so far, at least, as regards its existing water supply and the new work that it contemplates. It is laying in C street a new twelve-inch cast iron main. New gates and big hydrants have been set in large numbers throughout the business section, and in the Antil and Lytle creeks the city has two inexhaustible supplies of water; besides which hundreds of inches of water can be turned by gravity into the Lytle creek reservoir from the Rialto and Bloomington supply-lines, in case of emergency. AH these can furnish powerful and heavy gravity streams in the business section whenever a fire breaks out there, and, being a gravity supply, there is no fear…

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