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Winfield Filtration Plant.

Issue 7 and Volume 49.

Winfield Filtration Plant. The accompanying illustration shows the general construction of the filtration plant of Winfield, Kan., which has a population of 10,000 people. The four filters have a capacity of 500,ooo gallons each, or a total of 2,000,000 gallons daily. There are two reinforced concrete settling basins, 120 feet long, 80 feet wide and 12 feet deep. The plant was designed for the municipality by Burns & McConnel, consulting engineers of Kansas City, Mo. Rotary pumps are used to lift the water from the river and discharge it through aerators into the reinforced concrete basin, shown in the illustration. A main division wall runs through the center of the basin, dividing it into four compartments. The water flow’s from the aerators over wiers through the basins into four mechanical filters, and from thence to a concrete clear water reservoir. The brick filter house is shown in the background, and…

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