Issue 2 and Volume 47.

WATER CONDITIONS AT ALBANY In presenting the water conditions at Albany, N. Y., Mayor McEwen gives the following data: The work of improving the water system is progressing rapidly. Of the expenditures of $1,100,000 authorized for improving the supply, a total of $743,085.93 had been expended on October 1, 1909. leaving a balance of $356,314.07 available for the completion of the work. The improvements still to be made consist principally in replacing the old street mains, valves and hydrants of the distribution system and repairing the Allis pumping engines, floors and building of the Quackenbush street pumping station. The two new pumping engines installed at the Quackenbush street pumping station were tested last spring and gave unusually high duties. The capacity of each of these engines also exceeded the contract requirements by 20 per cent.; in other words, each engine has a capacity of 12,000,000 gallons per 24 hours while…

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