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FIRE HAZARD OF ELMIRA

Issue 5 and Volume 48.

FIRE HAZARD OF ELMIRA A committee of expert engineers from the National Board of Fire Underwriters has completed its report on the investigation of the fire hazards at Elmira, N. Y. The latter city has a population of 42,000, and its waterworks is owned and maintained by the Elmira Water, Light and Railroad Company, operating under a perpetual charter. The present contract expires December 31, 1912; its provisions are that the company will furnish water for fire protection, for use in city public buildings, school houses, drinking fountains and for sprinkling purposes and flushing sewers, for the sum of $19,000, the city to purchase all hydrants; these are set and maintained by the company and become its property. No mention is made as to quantity or specified pressure to be maintained. The system is in two services, and supply is taken from two sources; from one it is pumped to…

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