Waterworks Construction Abroad

Issue 7 and Volume 51.

Waterworks Construction Abroad During 1910 work was started on the local waterworks system at Swaton China. Lee & Orange, of Hongkong, are the architects for the buildings, and MacDonald & Co., also of Hongkong, are the engineers. The water will be taken from the River Han, about 10 miles above Swatow. The pumping and filtering plant will be at the intake and will consist of 4 settling tanks, each of 1,200,000 gallons capacity, 4 filter beds, each of 260,000 gallons capacity, 1 covered in service reservoir o 8f00,000 gallons capacity, and the engines, boilers, and pumps. The main from the intake station to Swatow will he a 12-inch cast iron pipe, about 6 3-4 miles long, and the quantity of water delivered at Swatow 3.33 cubic feet per second. At Swatow will be a water tower from which the street mains will be supplied. The cost of the work is…

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