Issue 20 and Volume 62.

WATER CONDITIONS IN LOS ANGELES S an Fernandino Valley, Comprising the Los Angeles River Water Shed, Principal Source of Supply. Department is Mostly City-Owned, But Some of the Water is Supplied by Private Water Companies. The Report of the National Board of Fire Underwriters Describes the System in Detail. The works owned and operated by the municipality of Los Angeles, Cal., supply the more closely-built territory within the city; the original works, started as a private company in 1868, were purchased in 1901, since which time a large number of other companies have been acquired and the system extensively enlarged and improved. The San Pedro and Wilmington district is operated as a separate system, and the San Fernando valley is being supplied with a pipe system for irrigation. The Peoples Water Company, of Palms, and the Los Angeles County Water Company furnish fire protection to very small outlying districts, and…

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