Improved Water Works System at El Paso

Issue 7 and Volume 53.

Improved Water Works System at El Paso In October, 1910, El Paso, Tex., bought the International Water Works plant at a cost of $927,000, and since that time the city has spent $204,000 in remodeling the old plant and practically constructing a new one, thereby securing for the citizens better fire protection and lower insurance rates. The chief improvement is probably the establishment of an assured supply of pure water from 23 wells, sunk in the mesa near Fort Bliss. During 1912 five wells were sunk and two equipped with air-compressors for distribution purposes. The capacity of these wells is 4,500 gallons an hour, and the cost of sinking them was $20,000. In addition, a new boiler, costing $4,000, was installed and new fireproof buildings erected round the compressors, at a cost of $0,000, and about $15,000 was expended for the laying of new mains and the setting of 25…

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