Water Facilities at Hutchinson

Issue 11 and Volume 56.

Water Facilities at Hutchinson Hutchinson, Kans., has three pumping stations with a combined capacity of 12,600,000 gallons of water per day and two booster pumping plants. Over forty miles of mains have been laid. While the United Water, Gas and Electric Company’s three pumping stations could deliver 12,600,000 gallons per day the consumption does not reach that figure. The central station on Sherman west has a capacity of 11,500,000 gallons per day and the two smaller outlying stations, the original booster at the corner of Eleventh and Plum streets and the new one at Sixteenth and Jefferson, have a combined capacity of 1,100,000 gallons per day. The entire pumping system is operated with centrifugal pumps only one of the plunger pumps being retained. This is for use in winter when the demand is very small. The other pumping equipment at the central stations consists of two steam turbines directly connected…

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