Leadership

Proposed New High Pressure Pumping Station for Kansas City

Issue 20 and Volume 63.

Proposed New High Pressure Pumping Station for Kansas City The electors of Kansas City, Mo., have voted the $1,250,000 bond issue, the proceeds of which will finance the building of the proposed new high pressure water station at East Bottoms. In a letter sent to the federal reserve board at Washington, asking its consent to the proposition, the Kansas City Fire and Water Board state “it is absolutely necessary to begin at an early date as possible, the construction of a new pumping station to protect Kansas City against a disastrous shortage of water. This station, with the necessary machinery, reservoirs, flow lines and discharge lines, will cost $1,500,000. Our water works system, which was built in 1875 by the National Water Works Company of New York, was purchased bv the city in 1889 by a bond issue of $3,100,000. Our system of pumping is known as the ‘closed system,’…

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