Leadership

The Water System at Charlotte.

Issue 23 and Volume 59.

The Water System at Charlotte. Superintendent W. E. West, of the Charlotte, N. C., Water Department, states that with the present equipment, there is little likelihood of another water shortage there, such as was experienced in 1911. He says, that during the winter an average of 1,900,000 gallons of water is consumed daily and this is increased in the summer to about 2,200,000 gallons daily. If double the latter amount is consumed daily this summer, the water can be furnished without trouble, as the filtration plant has a capacity of 5,000,000 gallons per day. Should such a fire as recently occurred in Augusta happen in Charlotte, the pump at the intake station on the Catawba River would furnish water at the rate of 13,000,000 gallons a day, and the city fire department would have the benefit of a reservoir located on a hill about 3 ¾ miles from Charlotte, containing…

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