Leadership

The Water System at Kalispell

Issue 10 and Volume 61.

The Water System at Kalispell A good drinking water should be clear, sparkling and well aerated. It should contain no suspended matter which can be detected by the eye. It should be colorless, palatable, and have no particular odor, says Superintendent W. H. Lawrence, of the Kalispell, Mont., water works system, in the department report for 1916, and, he adds: “The water supply of Kalispell has all these qualities, and is certainly the greatest asset the city could have. Boiling from the bottom of the well at a conservative estimate of ten thousand gallons per minute, into an enclosure of concrete, from which the pumps take the water and deliver through 1,700 feet of 18-inch pipe to the reservoir, which has a capacity of 1,700,000 gallons, from the reservoir the city is supplied by gravity, this insuring an abundance of water at all times at a uniform pressure. The year…

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