Leadership

Grand Forks Water Works System

Issue 14 and Volume 52.

Grand Forks Water Works System Grand Forks, N. Dak., has assets valued at $2,425,965, to which amount the water works system, with its 137,740 feet of main, contributes $239,787.36. This system is municipal and its full inauguration goes back to 1885, when the city installed a pumping plant on the present site. On the water works system there has been expended up to date $60,000 on buildings, machinery, pumping plant and all the equipment and appliances that go to make up a first-class system. Up to 1885 the city water was pumped by a private company into mains installed and owned by the city. The source of supply is the Red Lake River. The water is taken at a point above East Grand Forks and is conveyed through a spiral riveted steel pipe laid in the bed of the Red Lake River and across the Red River—a distance of 2,340…

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