Leadership

Wooden Water Pipes at Seattle.

Issue 9 and Volume 48.

Wooden Water Pipes at Seattle. The 42-inch wooden pipe line, through which Seattle has obtained a Cedar river water supply for almost ten years, is so badly decayed that pieces of the staves can be removed with the fingers. Under these conditions, it is feared that at any time the city may be required to depend entirely on the 56-inch pipe, finished a year ago, for sufficient water to supply the community. These conditions were related by Superintendent L. B. Youngs, during the discussion of his 1911 estimate, and as a result he was allowed a pipe line inspector at $1,140 a year and $16,000 for labor to be performed in keeping the mains in condition. For repairing water mains and hydrants an estimate ot $14,400 was allowed in salaries; $20,000 was alluowed for the installation of meters, and $12,000 for meter inspection. The demand for $40,000 for water main…

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