Stambaugh Water Plant.

Issue 9 and Volume 49.

Stambaugh Water Plant. The waterworks plant built by the village of Stambaugh, Iron county, Mich., is now in commission. Ice Lake is the source of the water supply. The plant consists of a double building, 35×56, containing two Racine boilers and one No. 11 Special Cameron pump. The pump at the old plant will be installed in the new building at once, giving the village two pumps, one of which will be used in case of emergency. The water is supplied from a 10×10 shaft sunk 24 feet deep and 70 feet from the lake shore. A tunnel dug from the shaft is filled with clean, coarse gravel which allows the water to filter from the lake into the shaft. By this means it is expected to secure as pure a supply of water as can be desired. An 8-inch suction pipe which extends from the lake around the shaft…

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