Leadership

The Brackenridge Well at San Antonio

Issue 25 and Volume 53.

The Brackenridge Well at San Antonio San Antonio, Tex., which has contracted for a high pressure service, will utilize the Brackenridge well for that purpose. This artesian well was drilled two years ago at the head of Salado creek. Its volume of water is enormous. Soon after it started flowing it had a capacity of 14,000,000 gallons a day. As the average consumption of San Antonio is about 10,000,000 gallons daily, and as it is only on very few occasions during the year that it roaches 18,000,000 or 20,000,000 gallons, this one well will be more than sufficient to supply the high pressure system, the consumption from which will not average more than 5,000,000 or 6,000,000 gallons. A peculiarity in this well is that, despite the reduction in the artesian head in the other wells of the city, it shows no lessening in its flow. Judging from the existing wells…

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