To Investigate San Francisco Auxiliary Salt Water System

Issue 11 and Volume 52.

To Investigate San Francisco Auxiliary Salt Water System The grand jury will probably investigate the causes of the failure of the plans of San Francisco for a salt water auxiliary system. At present 76.2 miles of the system have either been laid or contracted for. Pipe has been bought for the remaining 21.3 miles, and the bond appropriation which was expected to cover the whole undertaking has already been more than exhausted, leaving the city with 21.3 miles of pipe, valued at $300,000, which there is no apparent way of using. In addition the value of the system as originally designed has been seriously impaired. As if that were not enough, it has just been discovered that the Twin Peaks reservoir has developed such faults in construction as to call for extensive and expensive repairs, while the pipes already laid are said to be leaking at the risk of one…

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