The Rushville City Reservoir

Issue 2 and Volume 60.

The Rushville City Reservoir The new Rushville, Ill., city reservoir, located at McElho, was put in use a short time ago for the first time, and a test showed it to be satisfactory in all particulars. In one hour’s time 15,000 gallons of water was pumped into the reservoir and after three hours pumping there was more than 40,000 gallons of water in the reservoir. The capacity of the concrete storage basis 100,000 gallons, and through its use it is hoped final solution has been made of Rushville’s water works problem. A 25 horse-power centrifugal pump, operated by electric motor, has been installed at the reservoir and this will be used to put the water in the standpipe, and even with a double set of pumps the city will save money in operating expense for it is planned to use the oil engines at the McElho plant for filling the…

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