Well Drilling Outfit of a City Water Department

Issue 7 and Volume 63.

Well Drilling Outfit of a City Water Department The water works of Canton, Miss., is owned and operated by the city under a commission, being now in its thirteenth year. J. T. Sharp, Jr., is the superintendent. A complete well-drilling outfit forms a part of its equipment, by which the city is able to drill deep wells and do any well repairing that is necessary. Two sources of supply are available to the city, one at 1,020 feet depth, which will rise 12 feet above the surface, and another at a depth of 375 feet, which will rise to a level of 14 feet below the surface. A well tapping the latter supply drops only 23 feet when yielding 300 to 350 gallons per minute, or to a point 37 feet below the surface. Recently this outfit was used for drilling a new well 372 feet deep and cased from…

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