Issue 2 and Volume 47.

WATER IMPROVEMENTS AT ALTOONA For some time considerable improvements have been making in the water supply of Altoona, Pa. These consisted in the main of the construction of new lines of supply to increase the reservoir capacity of the system and stave off a threatened shortage which had become apparent through the drouth that existed in the western part of the State for some time past. In this connection the water commissioners say: The drouth of the past season was the most severe ever experienced in this city, and, in fact, it was an unparalled one throughout this and many other states. The amount of precipitation for the year amounted to 34.05 inches, as.compared with 40.38 inches for the year 1907, and the distribution was not as evenly divided as is usually the rule. When it was found that the water in the impounding reservoir began dropping below the flow…

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