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THE ATLANTIC CITY WATER SYSTEM

Issue 12 and Volume 60.

THE ATLANTIC CITY WATER SYSTEM Descriptions of the Atlantic City, N. J., water works system, with recent improvements made to the city and with illustrations of the work while in progress are given in the water works department’s annual report for last year. The city has a population, according to the state census of 1915, of 51,667 and the summer population is estimated at from 150,000 to 250,000. The date of construction of the “Absecon System” was 1882 and it is owned by the city, being purchased from the Atlantic City Water Supply Company in August, 1895. The source of supply of the Absecon system is twenty-nine 10-inch wells and Absecon creek. The supply is pumped direct to stand pipe. The pumping machinery consists of: One three and a half million gallon compound condensing d’Auria; one three and a half million gallon compound condensing Gordon-Maxwell; one six million gallon high…

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