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THE NEW FILTRATION WORKS AND PUMPING STATIONS OF PHILADELPHIA

Issue 18 and Volume 46.

THE NEW FILTRATION WORKS AND PUMPING STATIONS OF PHILADELPHIA The bureau of water of the department of public works, Philadelphia, has just gotten out an attractive pamphlet giving a “Description of the Filtration Works and Pumping Stations: also Brief History of the Water Supply.” Now that the Philadelphia authorities consider the filtration system complete, a description of the work by Superintendent Dunlap will prove in teresting. A review of some of the leading features of this large and expensive plant has been given through its various stages of construction in FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING as the work progressed. The water supply for the city of Philadelphia is taken from the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers, within its geographical limits. Before the filtration works were constructed about 95 per cent, came frftm the Schuylkill river and the remainder from the Delaware. As a result of one of the recommendations of the commission…

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