Leadership

WATER CONDITIONS AT NEW BRITAIN

Issue 1 and Volume 48.

WATER CONDITIONS AT NEW BRITAIN An interesting report for the year ending March 31 last has been issued by the board of water commissioners of New Britain, Conn. The city has made steady business progress during the past twelve months and its population has risen to the 40,000 mark. Considerable work has been done in reservoir construction, placing the city in a safe position for its supply for some time to come. The principal source is Shuttle creek watershed, which collects 1,400,000,000 gallons and is practically free from impurities except a light growth of algae, which appears when the water falls below normal level. With the proposed raising of the dam this storage reservoir will have an addition of 200,000,000 gallons to the present supply. Besides Shuttle meadow, the Roaring brook reservoir has 140,000,000 gallons and Burlington reservoir 110,000,000 gallons, making the total supply 1,650,000,000 gallons. The board, however, realizes…

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