Leadership

ROCHESTER WATERWORKS

Issue 12 and Volume 48.

ROCHESTER WATERWORKS The most recent anunual report of the executive board of the city of Rochester, N. Y., contains an interesting description of the new gravity conduit from Hemlock lake to Mt. Hope reservoir, which was completed about sixteen years ago. The description, as prepared by Chief Engineer KUichling, is as follows: THE OLD WATERWORKS. The question of providing a public water supply for the city bad been considered for some years prior to 1860, at which time the population was about 48,000: but it never assumed definite form until that year, when a private corporation obtained a franchise for bringing water by gravity from Hemlock lake, which is situated in a billy district about 29 miles south of the city. This corporation, however, failed to accomplish its purpose after spending several hundred thousand dollars in the attempt; and as there was no evidence that the undertaking would ever be…

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