Leadership

New Well at Stuart

Issue 6 and Volume 60.

New Well at Stuart Stuart, Ia., claims to have the deepest well in the state. It is 3,021 feet deep, being 11 feet deeper than that at Boone. The Stuart well was begun June 22, 1914. Th present pumping capacity of the Stuart well is 212 gallons a minute. The capacity of the well itself it is estimated is in the neighborhood of 600 gallons a minute, or sufficient to supply a city of 25,000. The new well makes it possible for Stuart to do away with a number of shallow wells which have been in use for a number of years, but have never given the city an adequate water supply. The new well, it is expected will reduce the fire insurance rate. The city had no intention of digging so deep a well when it awarded a well contract two years ago. The contract originally was for only…

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