Issue 6 and Volume 55.

PUMPING ENGINE NOTES A pumping station at Sylvania, Ala., was destroyed by a boiler explosion last week. A committee has been appointed at Omaha, Neb., to purchase a site for a new water pumping station. H. D. Watts, acting city engineer of Exeter, Cal., is superintending the work of innstalling the new pumps and motors of the Tulare municipal water works. With the pumps of the water works frozen solid over night, the larger portion of the business part of the village of Trout Creek, Mich., was destroyed by fire of unknown origin one day last week. The Porterville, Cal., city council has instructed J. E. Curd, water superintendent, and Irvin Althouse, city engineer, to submit at once to special election a bond issue in the sum of $15,000 for machinery and pumps for an auxiliary water plant. Advertisements for bids for a 10,000,000-gallon pump, station meter, draft indicator and…

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