Issue 12 and Volume 53.

FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING. WATER SYSTEM FOR A FAST GROWING CITY In preparing estimates for a city’s future water consumption it has been found necessary first of all to study the past growth of the city and the conditions that have a bearing on its future development, then to forecast as accurately as possible the populations to be served at definite future times. Such estimates are usually made by engineers comparing the unknown future with the known past, modified by such factors as might affect the rate of growth, at the same time observing the experience of other cities similarly situated, as nearly as possible. Such a rule was followed several years ago—not more than five—by the engineers who planned a water supply for Oklahoma City. But this almost invariable rule proved a dismal failure in this instance, in that it failed to anticipate the abnormal growth which the city…

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