New Source of Supply for Kalamazoo

Issue 7 and Volume 52.

New Source of Supply for Kalamazoo An interesting and important discovery has been made at Kalamazoo, Mich., showing that an excellent water supply may be obtained from wells, and it is likely this source will eventually be used to furnish all water used by the city in future. H. A. Watson, superintendent of waterworks, semis this journal the following brief account and illustration of the last well successfully operating in the plant: Mr. Watson says: “The well shown in the illustration has a 6-inch tube and depth of 120 feet. As will be seen, it yields a fine supply of water without apparent diminution. It is operated with an air lift pump and has an estimated capacity of 500 gallons per minute, or 720,000 per day. They are using the air lift System to secure good flows and abundance of the best spring water from our well supply. The waterworks…

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