To Improve Minneapolis Water System.

Issue 9 and Volume 48.

To Improve Minneapolis Water System. The general distributing system of the Minneapolis (Minn.) waterworks compares very favorably with those of other American cities of the same class, according to J. H. Howland, New York hydraulic engineer. Mr. Howland is sent to Minneapolis by the committee on fire prevention of the National Board of Fire Underwriters to report on the conditions in Minneapolis with reference to water supply and pressure. His visit was prompted by the recent difficulties in obtaining water. “While I am not prepared to make any detailed statement on what I have found in Minneapolis,” said Mr. Howland, “I think it is only fair to say that he condition is not so bad as we had been led to expect. The plans for increasing the efficiency of the system, such as the proposed 36-inch distributing mains from the Camden Place pumping station, to connect with two 24-inch mains…

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