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THE WATERWORKS SYSTEM OF WOOSTER

Issue 21 and Volume 44.

THE WATERWORKS SYSTEM OF WOOSTER Especially written for FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING. Wooster, Ohio, is built in a hilly country, its elevation varying 290 ft. It was settled in 1809, incorporated as a village in 1817, and as a city in 1869. The city, which has extended greatly in a northerly direction, is chiefly devoted to manufactures, and at the last United States census had a population of a little over 6,000. Its business buildings are of brick or stone and are generally about 3 stories high. The private residences, as a rule, are 2-story and of wood; but no wooden roofs are allowed. The fire protection of the city up to about 1879, so far as regarded its waterworks supply, was very crude. Up to 1869 there was no waterworks system. In that year Emil Low made a beginning and supplemented the existing fire department by utilising the various…

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