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Chelsea Waterworks Report.

Issue 1 and Volume 45.

Chelsea Waterworks Report. During the year preceding the issuing of its latest report the water department of Chelsea. Mass., extended its mains 1,487 ft. The most important extension was that of the 6-in. main in Crest avenue to the Soldiers’ home, whose elevation was so great that the water from the adjoining reservoir, not being able to flow beyond the second story, had to be pumped, at the expense of the institution, from a cistern supplied from the big main on ground outside of the building. This, also, rendered the fire protection very inadequate—only 14-lb. pressure. It is now 40 lb. The rebuilding of the railroad bridge on Washington avenue by the Boston and Maine Railroad company necessitated the relocating of the 10-in. and 6-in. mains that crossed under it. When the new bridge was nearly completed, the pipes were laid across timbers projecting from the west end. Seventy-one feet…

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