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THE WATER SYSTEM OF SOUTH BEND

Issue 6 and Volume 47.

THE WATER SYSTEM OF SOUTH BEND Superintendent The city of South Bend, Ind., with a population of 55,000, is located on the banks of the St. Joseph river and obtains its water supply from 73 artesian wells, 39 of which are located about the central pumping station, which is operated by water power. Thirty-four of these wells are located at the North Michigan street pumping station, which is operated by steam. The wells range in size from 4 to 10 inches with an average depth of 100 feet. The waterworks are owned by the city and were originally constructed in 1873 when they were PUMPING ENGINES operated with three 1,000,000-gallon Vergennes power pumps. These three pumps furnished the water for all purposes and after having been used constantly for 34 years they were removed and replaced by two 2,500,000-gallon modern power pumps, built by the Piatt Iron Works, of Dayton,…

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